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The southern end was the first part of GDA's quad to be developed. The top photograph, taken from Ingham 
Hill circa 1925, shows the back of Parsons Schoolhouse (c. 1820, left) in a relatively early stage of its development. It has 
been expanded and renovated numerous times over the years since then. Immediately to the right is The Commons, 
which was opened in 1837 as the Preceptor's House and dining facilities for students. On the hillside below The 
Commons is a carriage house, which was built in 1838 and later razed. Lang Gymnasium, completed in 1921, is visible 
to the right, beside Peirce Hall (c.1905). Continuing to the right is Mason Cottage, which was constructed in 1912. 

The second photograph (below left), which is 
undated, was taken from the present location of The 
Frederick S. Moseley Chapel, which would not be added 
to the campus until 1964. The original Peirce Cottage was 
destroyed by fire and rebuilt as Cleaveland Hall in 1918. 
It was renamed Peirce Hall in 1921, honoring GDA Trustee 
and benefactor John Peirce of New York. Additions were 
made to Peirce in 1948, 1958 and subsequently. Also 
receiving an addition was the Mansion House (far right), 
which was expanded in 1961 with a two-story section that 
included the Governor's Room on the southern end. 

The third photograph in this series (below) 
shows the Mansion House's screened porch (added in 
1935) in deep center field of this late 1950s baseball game. 
First base would today be somewhere within the James 
Duncan Phillips Library, which was added to 
the Phillips Building in 1993. At left is Lang 
Gymnasium, long before its conversion to the 
Schumann Science Center in 1971. 




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Archon 



WINTER 1996 




TABLE OF CONTENTS 



FEATURES 



Archon Profile 

Living the Life 



Peter Eaton '61 started out to be an historian and 
then became a teacher. Now he's become both. ..and 
an antiques dealer, too. But he's not exactly your 
average antiques dealer.... 




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A Dream Realized: 
An Interview 
with Elie Wiesel 

by Melissa Rosen '98 

GDA junior Melissa Rosen wins an essay contest 
and the opportunity of a lifetime — a chance to 
interview Nobel Prize-winning author, humani- 
tarian and holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel. She 
shares her thoughts and the transcript. 






On the Cover 

Lauren Carroll '96 enjoys a book 
and a fire on a cold winter's night 
in the Cobb Room beneath the 
portrait of late Trustees President 
Carl A. "Skip" Pescosolido, Jr. 




The GDA 

Alumni /ae Survey 1995 

The alumni /ae body is queried on its attitudes 
toward — and perceptions of — Governor Dum- 
mer Academy today. The Archon presents the 
results. How do your attitudes compare with the 
majority? 

How I Spent 

My Summer Vacation 

GDA's four most senior master teachers are the 
first summer sabbatical participants as a result of 
a grant from the E.E. Ford Foundation. They 
describe their experiences for The Archon. 





DEPARTMENTS 

Class Notes 26 

Headmaster's Message 3 

Letters 2 

Milestones 24 

On Campus 4 



The Archon is printed on recycled paper. 



Letters 



Grateful for the Gratitude 

The Archon received a considerable amount 
of mail concerning the fall 1995 issue and its 
new look. We're grateful for the feedback 
and flattered by the compliments; it's always 
good to know that our readers notice and 
care enough to share their opinions on the 
job we're doing. A sampling of your 
comments follows: 

November 20, 1995 

Spiffy looking magazine. So unex- 
pected that it almost got tossed as one 
those slick catalogues full of expensive 
things that I can't afford anyone in the 
house to even look at. 

Anyway, congratulations on a real 
step up in looks and readability. 

Sincerely, 

Mark Starr '65 

Brookline, MA 



December 13, 1995 

I have just finished reading through 
the fall The Archon and would like to 
express my gratitude to a number of 
people: 

Thanks to you, the administration, 
the Board and the faculty committees for 
the goals you continue to set for Gover- 
nor Dummer. 

Thanks to the generous souls who 
are helping GDA realize those goals. 

Thanks to Aimee Walsh Schade and 
Sally and Lindsay Jarrett for expressing 
so eloquently a love of learning which 
for many of us has become a love of 
teaching. 

Thanks to John Mercer, Myrtlean 
Stockdale, Kelly Eaton and others for 
their reminders of good times and bad, 
of friends we hold dear and those we 
miss. 

Thanks to Joan Welch for her 
thoughts on the whole person and the 
lesson that we exist not simply because 
we think, but because we feel and act 
and dream. 

I recently started reading Homer's 
Iliad after many years as one of hundreds 
of books on my mental need-to-read list. 
I can't help thinking of Ms. Joanna 
Grugeon, my freshman English teacher 
and a friend, like Heb Evans and Edward 
Rybicki, dearly missed. To you, Ms. 
Grugeon, ten years and a degree in 
literature later, thank you very much for 
the "D" on my final exam on The 
Odyssey. 

To all those who contributed to The 



Archon, thanks for managing to express 
in black and white the truth that Gover- 
nor Dummer Academy is far more than 
the sum of its parts. 

Sincerely, 

Jon M. Morisseau '88 

Brussels, Belgium 

December 28, 1995 

Beautiful cover on the new Archon 
and a fine issue covering such interesting 
topics as the moving Moody House, 
where I lived sophomore year on the 
third floor with Ed Sheffield. That was 
the year Philip Cobb was struck and 
killed by an auto — a great loss. Also, a 
fascinating report from a fellow I 
remember witnessing the German 
surrender — Ted Bergmann '37. 

Thelma and I remark often on our 
stay in the Mansion House and the game 
you arranged at the Myopia course. 

I would say you and your hat are 
making an impression all the way from 
By field to Thailand! Keep up the good 
work — you are appreciated! 

Best wishes and love to you and 
Dottie. 

Robert C Lyle '40 
Naples, Florida 



January 3, 1996 

This short letter is to compliment 
you on the "new look" of The Archon. 
The latest issue is a giant leap up the 
ladder; and the noticeable improvements 
are obvious and many: the "Then & 
Now" — and seeing old Perkins moved 
again; the immediacy and impact of "On 
Campus"; the location of "The GDA 
Store;" the quality of the cover — both 
the photography and the paper; the 
layout of the pages in the book — all 
superb. And if the Schade article was a 
bit long, it was also quite interesting and 
added a dimension to the book's quality 
rather than subtracting from it. 

A long-time interest in (a) secondary 
schools and (b) publishing permits me to 
see alumni/ae magazines from several 
schools and to have some understanding 
of what constitutes "quality." The "new 
look" Archon compares favorably with 
alumni/ae magazines of any school in 
the country; you are to be congratulated. 

I have found real pleasure, over the 
last few years, in serving as Class 
Secretary — and 1947 has done okay, 
except for the upcoming issue — but 
we'll get it back in gear, I promise. 
Clearly, the most satisfying aspect is the 



renewed contact with friends of long 
ago; and now in second place will be the 
satisfaction of being part of such a 
beautiful book. 

With all good wishes, 

Sincerely, 

Samuel C. Gwynne '47 

East Falmouth, MA 

November 9, 1995 

I look forward to the arrival of The 
Archon and enjoy the news about the 
Academy. We hope to be over next year. 
Alan '38 and Margaret Bullwinkle 
Stapleford, Cambridge, England 

December 27, 1995 

Just a note to say how impressed I 
am with the 1994-95 Annual Report. In 
particular, pages one and two do such a 
splendid job in focusing on the highlights 
of the year. What endowments! And a 
$667,000 Annual Fund to boot. 

Although retired from the Colorado 
School of Mines, I am working for a 
consulting firm in Chicago, working 
largely on preparing the University of 
Wyoming for a campaign. So, it's fun 
and rewarding. 

Runie joins me in wishing you, 
Dottie and GDA the happiest of new 
years. 

Cordially, 

David L. Powers '52 

Golden, Colorado 

Corrections 

Thomas L. Johnson Prize 

The first Thomas L. Johnson II '38 Prize 
in Science, was awarded at Commence- 
ment 1995 to Jorge Flores of Los 
Angeles. Mention of the Award, 
endowed through a gift from his wife 
Miriam, was omitted from the fall 1995 
Archon as a result of an editing error. 
The Archon regrets the omission. 

Reunion Dates 

Dates for Reunion '96 were misstated in 
the fall '95 Archon. The correct dates are 
June 14,15 and 16. 

Annual Report Omission 

The name of Leonard Plavin '44 was 
erroneously omitted from Governor 
Dummer's 1994-95 Annual Report. His 
name should have been included in the 
Quarter Century Club section as one 
who has donated to the Annual Fund for 
25 or more consecutive years. 



2 The Archon - Winter 1996 



rheArchon 

Published since 1884 

Publisher 

Peter W. Bragdon 

Editor 

David L. Bergmann '70 

Assistant Editor 
G. Matthew Pike 

Photographer 

David Oxton 

Director of Development 
Karen E. McGinley 

Associate Director of Development 

and Director of Alumni/ae-Parent Relations 

Michael A. Moonves 

Director of Annual Giving 

Betsy Winder 

Archon Advisory Board 

Bennett H. Beach '67 
John H. Costello, Jr. P'89 
Henry B. Eaton '70 
John P. English '28 
S. Joseph Hoffman P'83 
W. Newton Lamson II '58 
John S. Mercer '64 P'95 
Christopher M. Pope '65 
Abigail M. Woodbury '79 

Trustees of Governor Dummer Academy 

Dodge D. Morgan '50 P'92, President 

Stephen G. Kasnet '62, P'95, Vice President 

Josiah H. Welch'47,P'80'83, Secretary 

Jeffrey L. Gordon '69, Treasurer 

William L. Alfond '67 

Elaine F. D'Orio P'88'95 

Putnam P. Flint '37, GP'99 

Shirley S. French P'76 

Michael E. Hoover '71 

Mary F Mack P'87 '91 '93 

Bruce M. Male P'90 '95 

George E. McGregor, Jr. '51 

Joshua L. Miner IV '69 

Daniel M. Morgan '67, P'97 

Richard B. Osgood '53, P'85 '88 

Carrie W. Penner '88 

Linda A. Pescosolido 

Haskell Rhett '54 

George S. Scharfe P'95 

John M. Timken, Jr. '69 

Donald H. Werner 

Alumni Trustees 

Brian H. Noyes '76 
William F. O'Leary '73 

Alumni/ae Council 

Arthur H. Veasey, III '68, President 

Karen A. Gronberg '83, Vice President 

John S. Mercer '64, P'95, Past President 

Peter M. Sherin '59, Past President 

Thomas R. Bell '73 

Carolyn Lyons Borwick '77 

Catherine Burgess '91 

Peter T Butler '62 

Richard A. Cousins '45 

Henry B. Eaton '70 

John P. English '28 

Ralph F. Johnson, Jr. '64 

Rebecca B. Lapham '83 

Joseph E. MacLeod '56 

Howard J. Navins '31 

Richard H. Pew, Jr. '54 

Peter F Richardson '75 

Marc K. Tucker '68 

Pamela K. Welch '80 



The Archon is published three times a year (Fall, Winter 
and Spring) by Governor Dummer Academy, Byfield, Massa- 
chusetts 01922. Telephone: 508/465-1763. Letters are welcome 
from alumni/ae, parents and friends of the Academy, and are 
subject to editing for reasons of space availability. 



HEADMASTER 



In 1940, First Lady Eleanor 
Roosevelt journeyed to the Democratic 
Convention in Chicago and began her 
speech on behalf of the President with these 
words: "This is no ordinary time, no time 
for weighing anything except what we can 
best do for our country as a whole. No man 
who is a candidate or who is President can 
carry this situation alone. This responsibility 
is only carried by a united people who love 
their country and who will live for it... to the 
fullest of their ability" 

January of 1996 presents "no 
ordinary time" for the world of education, 
not ominous in the manner of the eve of 
World War II, but ominous in a less visible 
way and less threatening way. The fact 
remains that any educational institution that 
does not recognize the momentous needs 
of education in today's fluidly changing 
world will be obsolete early in the next 
century. 

It would be enticing and conve- 
nient for a school as established as Gover- 
nor Dummer Academy to ignore and 
maybe not even recognize the need for 
dramatic change. Success in a false status 
quo could beguile an established institution 
into relying upon past patterns. To do so 
would be disastrous, and it is almost a cliche 
to state that failing to anticipate change 
leads to being controlled by change. 

So far, Governor Dummer has 
anticipated the next century in its curricu- 
lum by asking the student to participate in 
the act of discovery, to be heavily involved 
in laboratory work and research, to take 
responsibility for her or his development 
with the teacher as a partner, cheerleader 
and mentor. Through the development of a 
mastery curriculum, through the Square 
One process, Governor Dummer has 
discovered that students will be accountable 
when accountability is asked of them. Our 
mastery curriculum asks for a job to be 
done well and clearly re-emphasizes values 
that had been lost in the cluttering and 
fragmentation of curricula of the nineteenth 
century. How healthy it is that now a paper 
is re-written until done right, rather than 
simply left in a wastebasket with a low 
grade! 

Now Governor Dummer will 
continue the process of change by examin- 
ing student life and discovering ways in 
which students can take greater ownership 
of their experiences. Any outcome of this 
examination will include experiential 
learning with greater participation of 
students in their own fate. Again, these 
developments, whatever they are, will 
increase the accountability of students for 
their own actions. 



MESSAGE 




In both cases, in the development 
of our program and in our examination of 
student life, traditional values in the practice 
of the successful completion of a task will be 
re-discovered and implemented. Governor 
Dummer's seemingly daring self-examina- 
tion and new directions put this oldest of 
boarding schools at the forefront as a new 
century approaches. 

The world of technology and 
communication in today's America presents 
a challenge to Governor Dummer to move 
rapidly — not to be out in the lead, but to 
be competitive. This field is changing so 
rapidly that Governor Dummer will be 
involved in a thorough and creative study 
to determine how to include current 
developments with a frugal expenditure of 
money. Fortunately, talent can be mar- 
shaled from the alumni/ae body, the 
Trustees and within the school to meet this 
rapidly changing situation. To stand still in 
this area would be disastrous. Do we need a 
computer in every room, a phone in every 
room? How can we be current within the 
demands of a budget? These and many 
other questions will be answered. 

Thus, Governor Dummer defi- 
nitely is not waiting for the next century in a 
reactive stance. Governor Dummer will 
enter its fourth century with accelerating 
momentum. And our students will continue 
to be the beneficiaries of such a pro-active 
stance. The steadily falling snow on this 
original New England campus carpets a 
dynamic and vital operation that is develop- 
ing patterns which will be valid now and in 
the future. 

[tXZ+. h.fi* m ^ JU^y 

Peter W. Bragdon I 



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The Archon - Winter 1996 3 



On Campus 



IS 



|overnor Dummer 
Academy's new $12 million library 
and mathematics-science center will be 
completed and open for use by 
September 1997 — a year earlier than 
originally planned, according to 
Trustee Gerry Mack, chair of the 
Board's Buildings and Grounds 
Committee. 

The Trustees voted in 
December of 1994 to construct the new 
facilities for use by September 1998, 
but the efforts of the Buildings and 
Grounds Committee, construction 
managers William A. Berry & Sons and 
architects Perry Dean Rogers have 
provided for the earlier completion 
date. Groundbreaking is set for this 
spring. 

"Everything is on time and on 
target," said Mack, who noted that the 
projected project cost for the construc- 
tion of the two buildings, combined 
with the renovation of the Schumann 
Science Center and relocation of 
Moody House, is $12 
million. 

The library, which 
will measure approxi- 
mately 20,000 square feet 
of interior space, will be 
constructed on the site 
formerly occupied by 
Moody House and the 
Little Red Schoolhouse. 
(Moody House was 
moved to a new location 
beside Nannie B. Phillips 
and Evans Cottage 
dormitories last summer.) 



LIBRARY AND MATHEMATICS-SCIENCE CENTER 
EXPECTED A YEAR AHEAD OF SCHEDULE 





WALTON FOUNDATION DONATES $250,000 



|he Walton Family Founda- 
tion has donated $250,000 toward the 
construction of the Academy's new 
library and mathematics-science center. 

The gift, announced January 18 
in a letter to Headmaster Peter W. 
Bragdon, represents a significant step 
toward the construction of these two 
buildings, estimated to cost the Academy 
approximately $12 million. 

"We are extremely grateful to 
the Walton Family Foundation for this 



generous gift, 
which brings 
us closer to 
meeting our 
capital needs for this project, while also 
contributing significantly to its momen- 
tum," said Bragdon. 

He also extended his gratitude to 
GDA Trustee Carrie (Walton) Penner '88, 
who acted as the Academy's advocate 
with her family's foundation. 

The Walton Family Foundation 
brings the total gifts received for the two 
buildings to $6.9 million. 

"We are hoping that generous 
gifts like the Walton Family Foundation's 



will encourage other prospective donors 
to contribute to this ambitious project," 
said Bragdon. 

The Academy's Board of 
Trustees has authorized the school to 
borrow as much as $7 million from 
institutional lenders in order to fund the 
construction of the library and mathemat- 
ics-science center. 

"Of course, the more donations 
we receive, the less we will have to 
borrow," said Bragdon. He added that the 
Academy's prospective long-term debt 
service also would be reduced if GDA is 
able to build the new structures without 
substantial borrowing. 



4 The Archon - Winter 1996 



TRUSTEES SET ANNUAL FUND PACE 




The building will include space for 
45,000 bound volumes and seating for 
175 students. Its technological ameni- 
ties will include 10 computer worksta- 
tions, offering internet access, and 
computer-ready study carrels. The 
library also will contain four group 
study rooms, as well as archives, 
stacks, display areas, an elevator for 
handicapped access and climate 
control and security systems. 

The new mathematics-science 
center will include 21,000 square feet of 
new construction in addition to 9,000 
square feet of renovated Schumann 
Science Center space. It will house six 
science classrooms, six mathematics 
classrooms, three project rooms, a 
conference room with two computer 
workstations and faculty offices. The 
Academy is installing computer 
connections at every mathematics 
classroom desk and at various other 
locations in the building, offering 
students and faculty members internet 
access. Like the library, the mathemat- 
ics-science center will include an 
elevator for handicapped access. 

Mack said that Noyes Library 
will be moved toward Parsons School- 
house to accommodate the new 
mathematics-science building, and the 
existing parking area behind The 
Commons will be redesigned to allow 
for more efficient use. 

Three views: Architects' 
renderings of the Academy's new 
library (top, from Elm Street, and 
middle, from Sager Bowl) and the 
mathematics-science center (from 
Parsons Schoolhouse). 



|he 1995-96 Annual Fund is 
off to a vigorous start, due in large part to 
the leadership of the Academy's Board of 
Trustees, according to Director of Annual 
Giving Betsy Winder. 

"Thanks in large part to the 100 
percent participation of the Trustees by 
the fall board meeting, we've been able to 
raise $471,643 as of December 31," said 
Winder. "This kind of leadership sets the 
standard for the entire GDA community." 

This year's Annual Fund goal of 
$685,000 represents a five percent 



increase over last year's successful drive, 
in which more than $667,000 was raised. 

Members of the Parents' Fund 
Committee, under the leadership of 
chairs Bob and Judy Gore P'95'97, have all 
received their fund-raising assignments 
and will be contacting all current parents 
within the near future. 

"We hope that all parents will 
respond to their solicitors' calls and make 
early commitments to the cause of GDA 
excellence," said Michael Moonves, 
Director of Alumni/ae-Parent Relations. 



GDA VISITS FAR EAST ALU MNI/AE AND PARENTS 




m\ 

UUtjadmas- 
ter Peter W. 
Bragdon, 
Academic 
Dean Brian P. 
Lenane and 
Director of 
Development 
Karen E. 
McGinley 
recently 
visited 
parents, 
alumni/ae 

and friends of the Academy during a two- 
week tour of South Korea, Indonesia and 
Thailand. 

On November 12, in Seoul, 
South Korea, the threesome attended a 
reception at the Grand Hyatt Hotel for 25 
parents and family members of the 14 
Korean students who attend GDA. 

The second major event of the 
tour was a reception at 
the Oriental Hotel in 
Bangkok on Novem 
ber 18. Nearly 30 
alumni/ae, parents 



\ GOVERXOR j 
DIMMER ! 
ACADEMY 




and prospective students attended the 
gathering hosted by Paitoon Maneepairoj 
'74, seen above with his family. Also in 
the photograph are Varee and Paetai 
Maneepairoj '74, Surachai and Punjaporn 
Chotechurangkool P'99 and family, Niwat 
and Dararut Chunhawat P'97, Adisorn 
and Nijaporn Charanchitta P'97 and Gen. 
Sophon Savigamin. 



LIBRARY SEEKING GDA AUTHORS 




GERMAN STUDENTS SAY "AUF WIEDERSEHEN" 



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languages Department 
Chair John Seufert has organized an 
exchange to Germany in March for 16 
Governor Dummer students. 

In what has become a tradition 
since 1979, the GDA students will visit 
Germany and then welcome host 
"siblings" to the U.S. later this year. 

The group will depart from 
Boston on March 7 and fly to Hamburg. 
They will stay with families in 
Ahrensburg, located 15 minutes from 



Hamburg, for 12 days. A weekend 
excursion to Berlin or Scandinavia is 
scheduled before their return to Boston 
on March 19. 

"It's a great opportunity to 
introduce students to Germany's culture 
and society in a direct and immediate 
way," Seufert said. 

Next fall, each of these students 
will play host to a German student at 
GDA for two weeks. 



|overnor Dummer Acad- 
emy Head Librarian Mary E. Leary has 
put out a call to the GDA community for 
print and non-print materials, such as 
video and audio works, to be included in 
an expanded GDA authors' collection in 
the Academy's new library. 

Leary explained, "In the current 
Frost Library, there is room for only 150 
volumes by GDA authors, and that space 
is filled. In the new library, we plan to 
increase the section to include any and all 
donations." 

Authors interested in donating 
copies of their work can contact Leary at 
(508) 465-1763 or mail the books to her 
attention at the Academy. 



The Archon - Winter 1996 5 



On Campus 



GDA HOSTS ANNUAL SPECIAL OLYMPICS TOURNAMENT 



\e Academy hosted nearly 
700 athletes, coaches and associated 
families and friends as part of the 
Massachusetts Special Olympics Fall 
ToLirnament on November 5. 

Following opening ceremonies, 
which included a parade of the partici- 
pants and the "Dream Team" parachut- 
ists from Pepperell Sports Center of 
Pepperell, MA, athletes from across the 
state competed in more than 50 soccer 
matches and cycling races. 

Clear fall weather provided for 
a brisk atmosphere for the bike races on 
a route between GDA and Triton 
Regional High School. Sixty-five cyclists 
participated in 20 races officiated by 
members of the United States Cycling 
Federation. Forty-three teams compris- 
ing 11 separate divisions competed in 
soccer matches held on the GDA 



CAVANAGH RETURNS 



larah Cavanagh'77 
enthralled a packed Thompson Audito- 
rium January 11 with her experiences as 
a member of the first all-women's 
America's Cup sailing team. 

Cavanagh, profiled in the 
winter 1995 Archon, described her 
having been selected for the team from 
among 600 highly capable female 
athletes from various fields of endeavor. 

Recounting the details of the 
team's rugged training regimen, 
Cavanagh impressed upon her student 
audience the level of commitment 
necessary for members of the "Mighty 
Mary" crew to compete at such a 
demanding level. 



campus. The games were refereed by 
members of the Massachusetts Youth 
Soccer Association. 

Between competitions, athletes 
and families relaxed in the "Olympic 
Village," which featured locally spon- 
sored food stands and activities, located 
behind the Carl A. Pescosolido, Jr. Field 
House. 



The day-long event was 
directed by GDA seniors Katherine A. 
McCullough and Naomi V. Odell, under 
the guidance of GDA faculty member 
Susan Oleszko. "This is a day that brings 
pride to our school and is one of the best 
services that GDA and its students offer 
the community," said Oleszko. 

The Massachusetts Special 
Olympics was created in 1970 to benefit 
athletes ages eight to 80 with mental 
retardation. 




LOST IN CYBERSPACE? 



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|s a result of some bureau- 
cratic nonsense on the part of those 
charged with the responsibility of 
overseeing the Internet, GDA has had to 
pack its bags and move to a new 
location. 

In the last issue, we reported 
the Academy's location on the World 
Wide Web as http://www.gda.edu. 
That's been changed to include a new 
ending -- http://www.gda.org -- since 
the powers that be are reserving the 
".edu" address for colleges and universi- 
ties. 

While you will be able to find 
GDA at its old address for a little while 
longer, thanks to a 90-day grace period, 
the Academy's extensive website will be 



operating out of its new address by the 
time this issue goes to press. 

Thanks to the efforts of Tay 
Vaughan '62 and Jason Male '90, who 
have graciously donated their services, 
the GDA website currently includes 
virtually all of the current admissions 
catalog and other information about the 
Academy. It soon will include far more, 
including The Archon, the GDA Monthly 
newsletter, news releases, athletic results 
and an alumni/ae directory. 

E-mail, too, will be available for 
all departments and individuals within 
the Academy. For further information, 
visit the GDA website or contact us at 
archon@gda.org. 



ALUMNI/AE COME HOME 



t^^jhimni/ae brunched at 
GDA and later cheered on GDA athletes 
at contests at Brooks School during 
Homecoming '95 on October 14. They 
later gathered for a post-contest 
celebration and reception at The Grog in 
Newburyport. 



SEMINARS RETURN TO THE MOVIES 




Ihis year's interdisciplinary 
seminar series, titled "GDA Goes to the 
Movies... Again," is focusing on the 
portrayal of youth in films, according to 
Fine Arts Department Chair Christopher 
Stowens. 

Due to the success and record 
turnout of last year's series, the semi- 
nars have expanded to two sections, the 
second under the guidance of GDA 
master English teacher Paul Wann. Now 
in their fifth year, the 1995-96 Interdisci- 



plinary Seminars 
began November 20 
with an introduction 
to basic film viewing 
techniques through an analysis of Alfred 
Hitchcock's Psycho and two music 
videos. 

Every other week, a faculty 
member screens a film and then leads a 
discussion with the students. The visual 
material is intended to act as a catalyst 
for the groups' explorations of relevant 
topics and ideas. 

Each student must apply to 
participate in the series. According to 
Stowens, "This year's applications were 



Director of Alumni /ae-Parent 
Relations Michael A. Moonves said, "It 
was great to see everyone who re- 
turned, particularly a contingent of 
younger alumni/ae, led by the class of 
'89. Whit Kimball '59 and Alumni 
Council President Art Veasey '68 were 
among those who were there to make a 
showing for an older generation of GDA 
faithful." 

remarkable. Many of last year's partici- 
pants said it was the most concentrated 
and focused class they had ever taken at 
GDA. Because the syllabus and format 
seem unstructured, the class asks students 
to think for themselves, offer insights, 
listen to others and sometimes just sit 
back and consider things that had never 
occurred to them before." 

The December 4 session included 
a presentation and discussion of Spike 
Lee's Do The Right Thing. Other films 
planned for the series include On the 
Waterfront, Black Orpheus, Repo Man and 
Rebel Without a Cause. 



6 The Archon - Winter 1996 



STUDENTS OBSERVE MLK DAY BY SERVING OTHERS 



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|overnor Dummer 
Academy students and faculty marked 
the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday by 
spending the day volunteering at area 
soup kitchens, group homes, shelters, 
hospitals and other public service 
organizations. 

Following up on last year's 
success, History Department Chairman 
William F. Quigley, Jr. assembled the 
GDA community into more than two 
dozen groups, each assigned to a 
particular agency or institution. 

"We found last year that this 
was a meaningful and appropriate way 
to celebrate this day. That's why we 
repeated it, " Quigley said. Quigley also 
noted that the M.L.K. Day program 
fulfills the Academy's motto "Non Sibi 
Sed Aliis," or "Not for Self, but for 
Others." 

The day began with an assem- 
bly in which Quigley noted that King's 



dream "was to realize what he called a 
'beloved community'" The mobilized 
volunteers then welcomed back alum- 
nus Edward Young '73, who currently 
serves as director of admissions and 
history teacher at St. Mark's School of 
Texas. 

Young offered his thoughts on 
King's life and legacy, drawing on a 
sermon the civil rights leader once 
gave based on the parable of the 
Good Samaritan. Young noted, "Dr. 
King's life and work represent the 
model from which we can draw an 
answer and from which we can 
identify the next steps to be taken 
as we attempt to carry on the work 
that must be done in the world." 

Following Young's 
remarks, students and faculty 
headed out for their designated 
organizations. On their return in the 
afternoon, the volunteers participated in 



discussion and evaluation 
sessions with faculty 
members. 

Quigley said, 
"Ultimately, we learn from Dr. King's life 
of action and commitment that that's 
what democracy demands, and we have 
a lot of work to do achieve true equality. 
Sometimes the students learn that there 
are no easy solutions, and that is what's 
worthwhile." 




VOLUNTEERS WEEKEND DRAWS ALUMS 



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DA's second Annual 
Volunteers Weekend '95 brought more 
than 80 Class Agents, Class Secretaries 
and parent volunteers to the Academy 
to participate in discussion groups and 
attend informational sessions, work- 

Homecoming '95: The Bragdons are 
joined by alumni/ae and guests at The 
Grog in Newburyport for a Homecoming 
reception. From left are Whit Kimball 
'59, Dottie Bragdon. Peter Bragdon, Ted 
Smith '88, Matt Downing '89, Tamera 
Seaman, Rob Wattie '89, RobAshworth 
'89, Derek van Vliet 89. Gus Henley '82, 
Dan Nadeau '89, Rob DeLena '87 and 
Arthur Veasey '68. 



shops and athletic and 
social events on 
October 13th and 14th. 
The two-day series of events 
included an Alumni/ae Council meeting, 
a Class Secretary roundtable discussion, 
workshops for volunteers and panel 
sessions that examined the views of 
current faculty and students. 



Day of service: Junior Susan Anne Gilberg 
visits with a resident of Mediplex, an elder 
care facility in Beverly, as part of GDAs 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day program. 



SPEND AN EVENING 
AT POPS 






Hearing from the students: 

Director of Alumni/ae-Parent 
Relations Michael A. Moonves 
makes a point during Volunteers 
Weekend student panel 
discussion. From left are Rob 
DeLena '87, Lyman Cousens '57, 
Development Office Manager 
Sandy Keyes, Director of Annual 
Giving Betsy Winder. Moonves, 
Seward Pomeroy '42 and student 
panelists Brian Rybicki '96, 
Katherine McCullough '96, 
Christopher Coleman '96 and 
Raymond Long '96. 



he Alumni/ae Office has 
announced that Governor 
Dummer Academy Night 
at the Boston Pops has been 
scheduled for Thursday, 
May 23 at Symphony Hall, 
Boston. 

The Academy has 
obtained a block of 
excellent seats for the Pops 
performance and will be 
making them available to 
GDA alums, parents and 
friends at the ticketed price. 
A pre-concert 
reception, hosted by Shirley 
and Robert French P'76, will 
be held at the Harvard Club of 
Boston between 5:30 and 7:30 
p.m. The performance is 
scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m. 
The 100 tickets will be 
available on a first-come-first- 
served basis. For further 
information, contact the 
Alumni/ae Office at 508-465- 
1763. jrn 



The Archon - Winter 1996 7 



". . . Vm hoping that you'll get caught up in the 
passion, the life that makes dealing and collecting 
antiques so all-consuming. '' 




8 The Archon - Winter 1996 






ARCHON PROFILE 



Peter H. Eaton '61 



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iving the Life" 



Eeter Eaton looks mildly surprised as he greets an unexpected visitor from the top of his long, 
steep stairway, seemingly miles above Newburyport 's State Street. The sign on the door below 
says "Peter Eaton Antiques," and, while the door is unlocked and his shop is open to the pub- 
lic, Eaton is obviously not used to having prospective customers just happen by. That's because this 
is not your average antiques shop; neither the "museum" featuring highly polished mahogany and 
king's ransom prices, nor the grandma's attic storefront where the somnolent cat, curled up on a 
countertop, nearly disappears into the dust and clutter. And Peter Eaton is not your average an- 
tiques dealer, either. 

Eaton is the dealer's dealer, in that he both sells 
antiques wholesale to other dealers and is a nationally recog- 
nized authority on antique furniture. As president of the 
Antiques Dealers' Association of America, chairman of the 
ADAA's Vetting Committee and Director of Standards for 
American Furniture for The Antiques Council, he is operating 
at a level few people understand. 

"If you are a full-time antiques dealer," he says, "you 
live the life;"" those who don't have a similar passion and vision 
"are totally baffled by it." For Eaton, living the life means 
literally coexisting with the objects of his passion in an 1 85 1 
Newburyport mixed-use building that he bought in 1986 and 
spent two years renovating. Essex Hall, as it was named 145 
years ago, was built as a "rental space for social and political 
groups," says Eaton. Throughout the nineteenth century, 
Essex Hall was more or less a hotbed of activism, serving "any 
number of social and political movements that needed a 
venue." In 1952, as Newburyport declined, however, the 
building was closed and used only for storage. 

Today, Essex Hall houses three commercial establish- 
ments at the street level — including Elizabeth's Twentieth 
Century, owned by former GDA faculty member and faculty 
spouse Elizabeth Baratelli. The second floor — that long 
flight up — is Eaton's display and office space, while the third 
floor is a combination of living and display space that Eaton 




The Archon - Winter 1996 9 



shares with his wife — contemporary 
realist painter Mary Baker — and her 
son Hal. (Eaton's elder son Andrew 
graduated from GDA in 1986.) The 
third floor's vast, loft-style space, is both 
an immense living room and a con- 
stantly changing showroom in which, 
Eaton acknowledges, his vocation allows 
him the rare opportunity to live with the 
pricey "material culture" of past ages. 

Another aspect of Eaton that 
sets him apart from many antiques 
dealers is the fact that he does not claim 
to be an expert in all antiquities. While 
he certainly knows more than most of us 
about such things, Eaton claims to have 
a limited knowledge of 
antique silver, rugs and 
other products commonly 
sold by antiques dealers. 
He's a specialist, dealing 
especially with pre- 17 50 
American furniture — 
"stuff that shows its age." 
"There's 250 years of stuff 
here," he says, referring 
to American antiques. 
"Anyone who says he's an 
expert in all areas is 
either ignorant 
or... playing with the 
truth," he adds with 
characteristic reserve. 

Eaton entered 
the world of antiques 
through an abiding 
interest in history; after graduating from 
Governor Dummer in 1961 (with the 
Moody Kent Prize in History), he 
attended Colgate University, graduating 
Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in history 
and earning a five-year American studies 
doctoral fellowship to Brown. "After one 
year there," he remembers, "I decided I 
really wanted to get out and do some- 
thing," so he earned a master's degree in 
teaching from Brown. 

"I wanted to teach at GDA," 
Eaton says, "but there were no open- 
ings." He recalls that in 1966 Bill 
Sperry and David Williams were teach- 
ing U.S. history, while Tom Mercer and 
Mac Murphy were teaching American 
literature — the two fields in which he 



was qualified — and none of the four 
appeared to be leaving soon. Instead, 
Eaton began teaching at Cushing 
Academy, near Fitchburg, MA. 

"It was really great," says Eaton. 
"We had a very mixed group of kids — 
including ABC [A Better Chance 
scholarship] and foreign students." 
Eaton became the head of the school's 
history department, as well as head 
lacrosse coach and assistant football 
coach. "While I was there, I started to 
take some interest in antiques, both as a 
way to furnish a home inexpensively and 
to satisfy my interest in the material 
culture left from the eighteenth century." 




At home with his work: Peter Eaton '61 in the loft living room or the antique 
Newburyport building that serves as both home and showroom for his business. 



By 1971, Eaton had moved to 
an antique house in South Hampton, 
NH, and was selling antiques from his 
home. But while he had left Cushing, he 
did not leave the field of education: 
Eaton was one of 14 educators hired to 
develop new curricula for the then-new 
Triton regional school district. It was a 
year before Triton Regional High School 
— just down Elm Street from GDA — 
was to open, Eaton says, and "this was 
supposed to be the cutting edge of 
secondary school education... reflecting 
the best educational philosophy of the 
time." He was joined in this venture by 
GDA mathematics master teacher David 
Gosse, who left the Academy to design 
Triton's new mathematics program. 



While the committee was 
promised "complete freedom to create 
new programs," Eaton says, "the school 
board found what all that meant," and 
the result was "an administrative disaster 
that led to 13 of the 14 committee 
members leaving the school within four 
years." The problem was that the new 
program was "far too advanced for the 
school board and parents," Eaton says, 
adding that "Various elements of the 
program were shelved [leaving Triton as] 
just another high school on the North 
Shore." Ironically, he notes that some of 
the elements of Triton's original design 
are currently being considered for 

implementation there 
and elsewhere in 
model schools. 

Eaton, who 
had acted as president 
of the Teachers' 
Association and their 
chief negotiator, soon 
found that "the school 
and I were going in 
very different direc- 
tions," and tendered 
his resignation. The 
school, however, 
refused to accept it, 
and instead offered 
Eaton a year's leave of 
absence — an event 
that re-launched his 
antiques business. "In 
1972, 1 went to run my antiques 
business full-time, and found I had a 
particular affinity for it," he says. 
After 13 years living and 
dealing in antiques in Newton Junction, 
NH — during which he spent two terms 
as president of the New Hampshire 
Antique Dealers' Association — Eaton 
returned to his native Newburyport with 
the idea of expanding his business. Essex 
Hall became available, and Eaton 
bought it, seeing it as the best way to 
"combine a gallery setting with a home." 

The move to Newburyport did 
not, however, result from any connection 
to Newburyport's furniture-making 
history, Eaton says. "There was a great 
deal of furniture-making in and around 



10 The Archon - Winter 1996 



Newburyport during its heyday, from 
1 785 to 1 805, but people don't collect 
Newburyport furniture, the way they 
collect Portsmouth furniture or Salem 
furniture," he says. "There is very little 
to distinguish Newburyport furniture 
from furniture from other towns within a 
20-mile radius." He explained that 
furniture-makers of the period traveled a 
route between Charlestown and Port- 
land, but "no specific school of guys 
stayed in Newburyport long enough to 
establish a style." 

Eaton's primary interest is in 
furniture from the "Pilgrim Century" 
that "retains the feel of 250 years of use" 
and has not been refinished or reworked. 
"It's not just a table or a highboy," he 
says of such pieces; 
"they have lives of their 
own. After eight to ten 
generations of use, a 
piece comes to life and 
pulsates. It has its own 
integrity. It pulsates - 
it doesn't just sit there." 
As he looks at an 
antique, he says he 
appreciates "the 
incredible ability of the 
guys who made it.. .in a 
very tough economic 
climate." 

"There are standards of each 
period by which each piece can be 
judged," Eaton explains, discussing the 
antiques' aesthetics — "far and away the 
most important" of three antique 
criteria. (The other two ate function and 
condition.) "A piece may be beautiful 
according to the standards of that 
period," he says, adding ironically that 
"ugly is ugly" regardless of era. 

Those standards are the reason 
it is difficult to find unaltered pieces 
from a given — especially early — 
period of history: "Things were thrown 
out, broken up and burned because they 
did not satisfy the aesthetic sensibilities" 
of subsequent periods, he says. Between 
the 1 890s and the 1 930s, he says the 
"prevailing wisdom" held that all 
previous finishes should be stripped and 
all pieces should be disassembled and 



reassembled — treatment that effec- 
tively destroyed their historical patina 
and, therefore, value. "It was a function 
of the market," he explains, since pieces 
in their "as found" condition did not sell 
well. "The things that did survive did so 
because they remained in families." 

"Every ten years articles reap- 
pear saying antiques are drying up," says 
Eaton, noting that "up until the late 80s 
there really wasn't a problem with 
supply." At that point, many people got 
into antiques as investments, and later, 
during the recession of the early 90s, 
people held onto their antiques, and 
there was a "noticeable drop-off' in 
availability. "This year has been great. 
I've had more good things in 1995 than 



When she learned the chair' s 
price history.. .she "burst into tears." She 
was consoled by her husband, who re- 
minded her that she had made a gener- 
ous profit on the sale of the chair... which 
she had found at a yard sale in Pasadena 
for $4 and sold for $5,000. 



in any other year," he says happily. 

"There were some great discov- 
eries at a little auction this year," Eaton 
notes with a chuckle, "so you've got to 
go to every auction there is." Eaton 
recommends that amateurs stay away 
from auctions, which he calls "danger- 
ous" because of the lack of guarantees 
they offer. "A dealer has to give you a 
guarantee, whereas at an auction, you're 
agreeing to buy 'as is, where is' with no 
'come-back.'" Even the professionals get 
burned occasionally, he says, with a 
laugh that acknowledges he's made his 
share of mistakes over the past 25 years. 

"The antiques business is very 
complex. There's a tremendous amount 
of information to learn, and the process 
of evaluating a piece of furniture is an 
ongoing educational process," says 
Eaton. "You're putting your reputation 
on the line every time you spend the 



money to buy a piece." He tells the 
story of a 1720 William & Mary arm- 
chair, called a "Boston Leather Chair," 
which he bought from the widow of a 
collector about ten years ago. Eaton 
recognized this chair as the only one in 
existence with its original leather, 
marshgrass and straw stuffing and brass 
tacking still intact. He sold it to a 
Boston collector, who later sold it to a 
New York firm, which sold it to "one of 
the best collections ofWilliam & Mary 
furniture in America for about 
$ 1 50,000. Each of the sales brought its 
seller a considerable profit, he says. A 
short time later, a couple of collectors 
from California visited Eaton's shop and 
perused his album, containing photo- 
graphs of antiques he 
had handled. When the 
woman reached the 
photograph of the 
Boston Leather Chair, 
she gasped, "That's my 
chair!" When she 
learned the chair's price 
history, Eaton says she 
"burst into tears." She 
was consoled by her 
husband, who reminded 
her that she had made a 
generous profit on the 
sale of the chair... which she had found at 
a yard sale in Pasadena for $4 and sold 
for $5,000. 

"You just don't lookback," 
Eaton says, aware of the irony. "You 
can't get upset about it." Explaining 
that most of his work is in selling to 
other dealers, Eaton says he expects the 
prices of pieces he handles to become 
inflated as they pass from owner to 
owner, but he's philosophical about it. 
He says he sees himself as "a research 
fellow on one end and a teacher on the 
other. I'm not just selling you a Pilgrim 
Century armchair, I'm selling you a piece 
of history — an opportunity to see life as 
it was 250 years ago. And I'm hoping 
that you'll get caught up in the passion, 
the life that makes dealing and collecting 
antiques so all-consuming." 



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A Dream Realized: 
An Interview 
with Elie Wiesel 



by Melissa Rosen '98 



In my dreams I dream. 

If only I could recapture my father's 

wisdom, 

my mother's serenity, 

my little sister's innocent grace. 

If only I could recapture the rage of the 

resistance fighter, 

the suffering of the mystic dreamer, 

the solitude of the orphan in the sealed 

cattle car, 

the death of each and every one of 

them. 

If only I could hold my memory open, 

drive it beyond the horizon, 

keep it alive even after my death. 

Elie Wiesel 

All Rivers Run to the Sea 



We all have many dreams, but how often 
are they ever really achieved? Usually, 
they are pushed behind the demands of 
today. I rarely thought of my dreams until last 
March, when I entered an essay contest. "If you 
could meet anyone in the world, who would it be 
and why?" the question asked. I chose Elie Wiesel. 
It has always been my dream to meet him. I never 
thought I would win. On October 18, 1 inter- 
viewed him in his office at Boston University. 
Elie Wiesel was 15 when he and his family 
were deported from their home to Auschwitz, a Nazi 
concentration camp. He watched his mother, father and 
sister perish. He came out of the war without a home or 
a family. After the war, he moved to France, where he 
grew up in an orphanage. He later became a journalist 
and then an author. His first published work, Night, 
was written from his strong belief that he should not 
remain silent about what he had experienced as a Nazi 
prisoner. He has gone on to write more than 30 books. 

Among other awards and honors, in 1986 he 
was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace. He fights for 
human rights and world peace. He has helped victims 
in Rwanda, Cambodian boat people, the "disappeared" 
of Argentina. He has spoken out against Apartheid and 
is fighting for human rights in Central America and the 
former Yugoslavia. He is a true humanitarian, as he 
fights for all people, and not just himself. 

On the day of the interview, I was terrified. 
How could I speak to such a man? The moment I saw 
him, he put me at ease. Elie Wiesel is a small and 
weathered man with a kind face. I had never met him 
before, and yet I felt that he knew exactly what I was 
thinking, that he knew my dreams. The following is a 



transcript of the 30 minutes that I 
spent with him, during which I 
realized all of my dreams. 

Melissa Rosen: I am a student and I 
entered an essay contest so that I could 
meet vou. 

Elie Wiesel: ...and you won. Great! So, 
how old are you? 
Rosen: I am sixteen. 
Wiesel: And are you starting to apply 
to colleges soon? 
Rosen: Next year. 
Wiesel: I know it's an anguishing 
time. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 

Rosen: Well, 
the question I 
have wanted 
to ask you 
(concerns the 
fact) that you 
have sur- 
vived so 
much, and 
while others 
are still bitter, 
vou are so 



the} - leave high school thev come to 
me and I want them to be in a good 
mood. Tell me about yourself. Where 
did your parents come from? 
Rosen: Well, both mv parents were 
born in the United States. My grandfa- 
ther came over from Kiev when he 
was a young boy. My grandmother 
came over from Kiev, as well. 
Wiesel: Both from Kiev. Did they settle 
around here — in Boston? 
Rosen: Yes. 

Wiesel: Do vou have anv brothers or 
sisters? 



"...if God performed a miracle 
with me, I think he was wrong. 
He could have and should have 
performed more miracles for 
others who were worthier than I. 



// 



compassion- 
ate, giving 

and such a humanitarian. How have 
you become that? 
Wiesel: I don't know. One doesn't 
make a decision to become what one 
is. One is and one tries to be a good 
humanitarian. It's not easv alwavs, but 
it is better than the alternative. To be 
bitter means to become hateful, and 
hate is so destructive and self-destruc- 
tive, and I am not so good and not so 
kind nor so compassionate, but I try to 
do what I can. I am a teacher and a 
writer and I like to meet voung people 
such as yourself, and that is mv 
reward, my pleasure. 
Rosen: How do vou see America's 
teenagers? Do you view them as 
positive or negative 7 
Wiesel: Teenagers are a verv special 
species because on one hand thev 
want to free themselves from their 
families, to find a space for them- 
selves. You know the language better 
than I do. On the other hand, thev are 
so eager to learn, to absorb because 
they know that once thev leave high 
school that they will enter a new 
world with four vears of learning, four 
years of hard work and also of uncer- 
tainties, but also of pleasures, new- 
pleasures and new friends. It is 
building a new societv around them- 
selves. I am on their side because after 

14 The Archon - Winter 1996 



Rosen: Yes, I have a brother, who is 15, 
and two sisters, who are four and 
eight. 

Wiesel: So vou are the big sister. 
Rosen: Yes, I am the big sister. 
Wiesel: What is your favorite subject 
at school? 

Rosen: English. I love to write. I love 
vour writings, especially your mem- 
oirs, of which I got an advance copy. 
Wiesel: How did you do that? I don't 
even have one. 

Rosen: Well, I reallv liked how vou 
incorporated your dreams into your 
memoirs. What are your dreams? 
Wiesel: I cannot tell you. They are too 
personal. 

Rosen: What do vou feel about 
writing? Is it your outlet? 
Wiesel: Oh, vou know for me, my 
priority is writing. Always has been. 
And teaching — those are my priori- 
ties. The writer in me is the teacher in 
me and the teacher a writer. It's not 
confused, it's clear. But above all, I am 
a student, not of myself but of my 
students. My students are my teachers. 
Rosen: I understand that, as an 
adolescent, I am trying to find my 
identity, and I understand that you 
found vours when you were an 
adolescent, but I obviously live in a 
much different world. How did vou 



find your identitv amid the horrors of 
Auschwitz and Buchenwald? 
Wiesel: Well, they did not mutilate my 
identity. They did other things, but not 
that. My identitv remained. I am not 
different from the boy I used to be. 
And also for vou, vou look for vour 
identity It will catch up to you, don't 
worry. The main thing is that once vou 
find it, you must build on it, with it, 
and if your future and your career will 
be expressed in writing, then write 
well. And in order to write well, vou 
must read, read a lot. A good writer 
must be a good reader, so first read, 
read, read. Then vou'll see, writing 
will come, easy or not. It doesn't 
matter, vou'll be a writer. 
Rosen: You are so strong. 
Wiesel: No, no. I am not so strong. 
Rosen: Where does your strength 
come from? 

Wiesel: I don't know. It's only an 
appearance. 

Rosen: How did vou survive the war 
emotionall\° 

Wiesel: I cannot tell you that. I don't 
know how. Well, mv passion for 
learning, but that saved me after the 
war, not during. I think that is some- 
thing that happened. I didn't want it, I 
didn't look for it. It happened, but 
after I was responsible for myself, not 
during. 

Rosen: Was religion a part of this? 
Wiesel: I don't think it had a part in 
my surviving the war. Because if God 
performed a miracle with me, I think 
he was wrong. He could have and 
should have performed more miracles 
for others who were worthier than I. 
Rosen: Well, I think God did perform 
a miracle, because you are here and 
you have given so much to this world. 
Wiesel: Well, that is a different 
miracle. After the war, but not during. 
You know I have problems with God 
and He has problems with me. You 
came well prepared. I wish journalists 
had the same sense of preparation that 
you have. 

Rosen: Oh, thank you. I have heard 
that vou are a verv amazing speaker. 
Wiesel: Who told vou that? Probably 
someone who has never heard me 
speak. 

Rosen: How do you get people to 
listen to vour message? 
Wiesel: I don't. I don't get them. 
Rosen: I feel somewhat pessimistic, 
too, about speaking. 
Wiesel: No, I don't like speaking. I like 
(continued on page 23) 



The Responses 



The 



Governor Dummer Academy 
Alumni /ae Survey 
V 1995 





The following pages contain the results of a question- 
naire that was mailed to every member of Governor 
Dummer Academy's alumni/ae body last summer. 
Designed to help derive a more complete understanding of 
alumni/ae attitudes toward and perceptions of the Acad- 
emy, it will assist the administration in answering the 
concerns and needs of this largest segment of the GDA 
community 

Of the 4,444 questionnaires mailed out, 813, or 18.3 
percent, were returned within the three-month survey 
period. (Others returned after the close of the survey period 
were not included in this analysis.) More than half of the 
respondents (59 percent) chose to identify themselves on 
their questionnaires, while the remainder chose to answer 



anonymously. 

The survey results are presented here in response 
to requests from many survey respondents, who said they 
were both curious about the survey results and interested in 
becoming better informed about Governor Dummer. 

On behalf of the entire GDA community, the 
Communications Office extends its gratitude to all who 
participated in the survey. Your responses will guide the 
Academy's administrators and Trustees in setting directions 
and priorities in GDA's long-range strategic planning 
process. Your perspectives also will provide key insights 
into the Academy's perceived strengths and weaknesses, 
while allowing the Academy to gauge the feasibility of new 
projects that will rely heavily on alumni/ae support. 



Responses, indicated in red, are shown in percentages. 
1. Please indicate the degree to which your Governor Dummer Academy education prepared you for the following. 







Very well 








Not very well 




Not 




Jk 


prepared 








prepared 


applicable 


College 




53 




32 


9 


2 1 




3 


Career pursuits 




22 




27 


25 


8 5 




12 


Volunteer/community service work 


14 




23 


26 


11 7 




19 


Leadership positions 


26 




33 


22 


8 3 




10 


Critical thinking 




32 




40 


17 


2 2 




7 


Which of the folio 


wing do you value most 
College preparation 


today from 


yoi 


ir experience at Governor Dummer? 

Chance to learn about different peopk 




37 




2 


i and cultures 


14 


Classmates/Schoolmates 


14 




A sense of 


independence 






9 


Academic challenge 




1 




Geographic location 






2 


Faculty friends 




2 




Chance to 


compete in athletics 






18 


Preparation for life 




2 




Other: 









3. Please check if you would recommend or have recommended Governor Dummer to prospective students and their 
families. 

56 Would recommend 42 Have recommended 7 Would not recommend 7 Not sure 

4. If you looked or are looking into independent education for your child and did not/do not choose Governor Dummer, 
why? 

60 Can't afford 13 GDA's academics 14 Connection to other school 

6 GDA's faculty 6 GDA's facilities 




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5. Overall, how do you rate your Governor Dummer experience? 
54 Very positive 8 Ambivalent 

31 Positive 2 Negative 



3 Very negative 



6. Please circle the points that represent your feelings about Governor Dummer Academy today: 



High quality 
Academically rigorous 
Very prestigious 
Well-known in New England 
Well-known nationally 
Very traditional 
Very innovative 
Ideally located 
Prepares students well 
Has a clear mission 

The faculty 

Has excellent teachers 
Outstanding scholars 
Work closely with students 

The students 

Academically strong 
Committed to community 
Ethnically diverse 
Geographically diverse 
Most receive financial aid 



Not sure 

41 34 7 2 1 Low quality 15 

28 41 11 2 Academically weak 17 

13 31 34 7 2 Not prestigious 14 

23 36 21 5 1 Unknown in New England 15 

2 9 27 27 15 Unknown nationally 20 

15 33 27 4 1 Very non-traditional 21 

8 31 28 8 2 Not at all innovative 22 
23 31 24 6 1 Poorly located 15 
31 40 10 2 1 Prepares students poorly 16 
30 31 13 3 1 Has an unclear mission 22 

34 33 7 1 Has poor teachers 23 

13 29 20 4 1 Undistinguished scholars 33 

40 30 6 1 Uninvolved with students 23 

13 38 17 3 Academically weak 

9 27 21 6 1 Largely self-centered 
8 22 23 11 4 Homogeneous 
8 22 23 11 4 Mostly from New England 
1 6 20 14 5 Most pay full fees 



28 
36 

32 
32 

54 



7. To the best of your knowledge, what are the things that 
College preparation/education 

Prepares students for life /career 

Promotes community service/social awareness 

Develops well-balanced students 

Develops innovative teaching techniques and curricula 

Teaches sense of independence and confidence 

Athletics 

Makes improvements (capital and other) 

Has a strong faculty 

8. What could GDA do better? 

Improve college admissions/college counseling 

Increase diversity 

Improve academics 

Improve reputation 

Institute more discipline/dress code/enforced study time 

Broaden learning opportunities 

Increase financial aid 

Improve faculty 

Improve communications with and between alumni/ae 



GDA does best today? 

48 Fosters student-faculty bonds 3 

12 Communicates with parents, alumni/ae 3 

10 Attends to students' needs 3 

9 Raises funds 2 

6 Teaches values, morals, character 2 

5 Provides individualized attention 2 

4 Offers diversity 1 

4 Headmaster offers leadership, vision 1 
3 



13 Increase community service 3 

11 Reduce tuition 3 

9 Offer greater student independence 3 

8 Improve preparation for "real life" 2 

5 Improve admissions /marketing 2 

4 Establish clearer mission/identity 2 

4 Be less elitist/boastful/smug/narrow-minded 2 

4 Improve SAT scores 2 

3 De-emphasize sports 2 



9. Please list three schools you believe to be 

Brooks School (100) 

Phillips Academy, Andover (80) 

Phillips Exeter Academy (76) 

St. Mark's School (52) 

Deerfield Academy (46) 

Groton School (45) 

Middlesex School (42) 

Milton Academy (41) 

Buckingham, Browne & Nichols School (41) 

Tabor Academy (37) 

St. Paul's School (36) 

St. George's School (24) 

Belmont Hill School (24) 



comparable to GDA today. (Number 
Choate Rosemary Hall (21) 
Noble & Greenough School (21) 
Lawrence Academy (17) 
Pingree School (13) 
Thayer Academy (13) 
Holderness School (9) 
Concord Academy (8) 
Northfield Mt. Hermon School (8) 
Kent School (8) 
Lawrenceville School (5) 
Pomfret School (5) 
Taft School (5) 
Hotchkiss School (4) 
Kimball Union Academy (3) 



of mentions; two or more) 

Loomis-Chafee School (3) 

Westminster School (3) 

Woodberry Forest School (3) 

Brewster Academy (2) 

Cate School (2) 

The Gunnery (2) 

Hebron Academy (2) 

Hopkins School (2) 

Lake Forest Academy (2) 

Rivers School (2) 

St. John's Preparatory School (2) 

Suffield Academy (2) 

Thacher School (2) 

Western Reserve Academy (2) 



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10. Overall, how would you describe your current attitude toward GDA? (circle one) 

39 Very positive 10 Ambivalent 1 Very negative 

40 Positive 2 Negative 3 Neutral 



11 



If you were Headmaster Peter Bragdon, what would be your priorities for GDA? 

High 

a. Preparing students for college 76 

b. Recruiting top faculty members 62 

c. Maintaining academic quality 74 

d. Making GDA better known nationally 18 

e. Increasing diversity among students 15 

f. Increasing diversity among faculty 16 

g. Increasing availability of financial aid 26 



h. Enhancing financial resources, endowment 31 
i. Expanding campus facilities 8 



15 
26 
18 
21 
27 
23 
28 
33 
20 



2 
4 
1 

31 
30 
29 
15 
19 
32 









12 

11 

12 

5 

4 

14 



Low 




6 
6 
6 
2 
1 
7 



12. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: 



GDA is a well-managed institution. 
If I made a gift to GDA, it would be 
used wisely 

Alumni/ae and parents are valued 
members of the GDA community. 
I have confidence in GDA's Board 
of Trustees. 



Strongly 

agree 

30 

27 

37 

26 



13. How well informed do you feel about GDA today? 

28 Well informed 60 Moderately informed 



Agree 
48 

48 

46 

43 



Disagree 

2 

3 
2 
3 



Not sure 
8 
8 
8 
12 
13 
13 
14 
12 
19 



Strongly No opinion/ 
disagree don't know 
1 19 



1 


1 



21 
14 
26 



12 Uninformed 



14. Where do you get most of your GDA news? 

10 Visits to campus 24 Classmates/friends 

90 The Archon 1 The media 



3 Family member who attends/attended 
5 Faculty members 8 Other 



15. Please indicate your feelings regarding The Archon by circling the appropriate responses. 
46 I read it completely 35 I read Class Notes 1 I don't read it at all 

29 I read the features 10 I read the On Campus news 



16. Please indicate your feelings regarding other 
materials you receive from GDA . 
65 I read everything I receive. 

21 I contribute to GDA as a result of the 

materials I receive from the school. 
I receive too much mail from GDA. 
5 The type and amount of mail I receive from 

GDA makes me less likely to contribute. 

19. My most recent visit to campus was: 
28 During the past year 13 During the past 10 years 

38 During the past 5 years 9 More than 10 years ago 
5 Have not visited in average 33 years 



18. When someone asks where you went to high school, 

what do you usually say? 

73 "Governor Dummer Academy." 
30 "A small prep school (in Massachusetts)." 
3 "Someplace you may not have heard of." 

1 (the name of another prep school) 



20. The reason I visited was: 
41 Reunion 
1 Admissions interview 
7 Visiting student/relative 



6 Volunteer activities 
6 Visiting faculty 
31 In the area 



21. Please assess the likelihood that you would attend each of the following kinds of events in your geographic area: 



Dinner/reception with GDA speaker 

Informal social gathering 

Community service activity 

Academic seminar 

Cultural offering 

Reception for prospective students 

Athletic event 

Event celebrating "Old Guard" faculty 

GDA phonathon 



^finitely 


Probably 


Not 


Probably 


Definitely 


would 


would 


sure 


not 


not 


20 


33 


25 


18 


4 


19 


34 


28 


15 


4 


6 


16 


46 


26 


6 


7 


21 


43 


24 


5 


8 


25 


42 


20 


5 


13 


21 


32 


26 


8 


11 


25 


34 


22 


8 


18 


26 


28 


20 


8 


6 


11 


33 


28 


22 



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23. If you have you volunteered for any organization in the 
last five years, please indicate the type of organization(s). 
22 Religious 21 Children's schools or activities 

14 GDA 29 Social service agency 

24 College/graduate school 24 Cultural 

25. Have you ever made a financial gift to GDA? 
96 Yes 4 No 



22. Please indicate whether you have been in contact with 
any of the following GDA people during the past two years: 
25 Headmaster 10 Director of Admissions 

19 Director of Development 37 Class Secretary 
25 Other faculty/administrators 37 Class Agent 

24. If you have volunteered for GDA, please check all the 
activities in which you have volunteered in the past 5 years. 

7 Class Agent 12 Phonathon 

6 Class Secretary 3 Alumni/ae Council 

2 Admissions volunteer 2 Trustee 

6 Reunion organizer 

26. Please assess the importance of the following factors in your decision to make a gift to GDA. 



Belief in need to support ind. education 

Repaying financial aid received as student 

Loyalty to GDA 

Loyalty to Class 

Tax deductibility of gift 

Belief in GDA's mission 

Helping students and faculty of today 

Gratitude for education 



Very 






Very 


Not sure/ 


important 


Important 


Unimportant 


unimportant 


Don't know 


35 


34 


9 


3 


19 


7 


8 


15 


26 


44 


42 


35 


5 


2 


16 


19 


30 


22 


8 


21 


4 


16 


31 


24 


25 


27 


40 


8 


2 


23 


25 


42 


8 


3 


22 


35 


34 


8 


3 


20 



27. I gave primarily in response to... 
2 A visit from someone 
13 A letter from my Class Agent 



15 A phone call from a classmate 
2 A phone call from a current student 



20 A fund-raising letter 
32 My own initiative 



28. If it has been five or more years since you last gave, please indicate your reason by checking all the answers that apply. 
32 Cannot afford to make a gift 5 GDA doesn't need the money 3 Haven't been asked 

41 Have other giving priorities 8 Waiting until I can give more 11 Not pleased with GDA 



29. Suppose you were in a position to make a significant financial commitment to GDA. Please rate, in order of importance, 
the top three priorities you would be likely to support. 

12 Fine arts 

8 Dormitory improvements 

14 Athletic programs 

4 Faculty sabbaticals 

40 The endowment 



55 
34 
49 
12 
22 



Unrestricted support of GDA 

Faculty compensation 

Scholarships 

A specific academic department 

Library resources 



30. Please mark the scale below to show GDA among your 
philanthropic priorities. 

High 14 28 26 12 11 Low 

32. GDA affiliation (Please check all that apply) 
GDA alumnus/a 94 

Parent 4 

Grandparent 1 

Faculty /staff member 1 
Faculty/staff emeritus/a 1 

34. Annual household income: 

12 Less than $25,000 34 $50,000-99,999 

20 $25,000-49,999 26 $100,000-249,999 



31. How does your support for GDA compare to your 
support for your spouse's alma mater(s)? 

29 More to GDA 15 More to spouse's 

4 About the same 41 Not applicable /not sure 

Class of respondents (percentages) 
1920-29 1 1960-69 17 

1930-39 5 1970-79 18 

1940-49 13 1980-89 23 

1950-59 14 1990-1994 9 



6 $250,000-499,999 

2 Greater than $500,000 



35. In the past 12 months, approximately how much did you contribute to charitable causes and organizations, including 
GDA? 

19 Less than $100 40 $1,000-9,999 1 $25,000-99,999 

35 $100-999 3 $10,000-24,999 1 $100,000 or more 



18 The Archon - Winter 1996 



How I Spent My Summer Vacation 



P 



our of GDA's senior faculty members spent the summer of 1 995 in what 
ordinarily might be considered vacation spots, but their pursuits there this time were far more 
than pure recreation. David Moore, Pierre Baratelli, Bob Anderson and Dick Leavitt were 
the first participants in the Academy's new summer sabbatical program, established through 
a grant from the Edward E. Ford Foundation of Providence, Rl. 

A faculty committee chaired by Academic Dean Brian Lenane reviews summer 
sabbatical proposals and selects recipients for funding. Three additional faculty members -- 
Kathy Guy, Wally Rowe and Chris Stowens -- have been selected to receive grants for the 
second year of the program in 1 996. Ms. Guy plans to spend two to three weeks in Latin 
America, performing community service work through either Habitat for Humanity or Global 
Volunteers, while Rowe plans to travel to Scandinavia to "study the terrain of writers I've 
taught and enjoyed, like Ibsen and Strindberg." Stowens will visit the Yucatan Peninsula and 
central and southern Mexico to "study and observe the cultures of the area, both ancient and 
modern." The Archon will carry their first-hand reports of these adventures next year, just as 
those of the 1 995 participants are chronicled here: 



Visiting the Southern 
Wilderness... While It's Still There 

David D. Moore 

Physics, Science 2000 
Appointed September, 1980 

1 his past summer, my family and I were 
able to explore a part of the state of Florida that 
would otherwise have had to be visited on many 
separate and small trips. We had originally planned 
on touring the southern portion of the state in a 
Southwind-type of recreational vehicle, but those 
plans were changed at the last minute, when the 
vehicle that we were to rent was presented to us with 
a less than desirable odor left over from some previ- 
ous expedition. A quick look at a map of the region to 
be explored showed us that we could use Marco 
Island as a base for our excursions. The time of year 
(July) enabled AAA to find us luxurious accommoda- 
tions on short notice, and we were off to the beach 
front Raddison Hotel. 

Our first trip took us along the southernmost 
cross-state route, the Tamiami Trail, which cuts 
through portions of the Big Cypress National Pre- 
serve and Everglades National Park to Florida 
International University and the National Hurricane 




Floridian flora: Master science teacher David Moore took 
this shot of a cypress in Big Cypress National Preserve 
while gathering data for his Science 2000 classes. 



The Archon - Winter 1996 19 



Center in Coral Gables. As a rule, the center does not offer 
tours or educational sessions during hurricane season, but 
when I explained that I was a high school teacher who 
taught a unit on weather to ninth graders, they graciously 
gave us a private tour of their facilities and allowed us to 
talk to their meteorologists about the work that they do there. 
They were incredibly busy, as the beginnings of global 
warming have brought a record number of tropical storms to 
the area this season. We were especially fortunate to be 
present when one of the meteorologists we were observing 
called in a severe weather advisory for the southeast corner 
of Georgia. My wife Robin and I took many photographs, 
which will be used in my weather unit next spring. 

On another trip, we visited Everglades City, a sleepy 
town on the northwest corner of the everglades. There we 
gathered information on the area, took pictures for my ninth 
grade water unit and admired the 1920s vintage lampposts 
that are still in use. On another trip, we had the thrill of an 
air boat ride along a wide river and over grassy islands lined 
with cypress trees. I cannot describe the beauty of moving 
swiftly along the water with large numbers of Great White 
Egrets flying ahead of us. We were able to stop and view an 
alligator, as well as a rare Florida panther. This beautiful 
animal is seldom seen these days, as there are only a little 
more than 50 left in the state. 

The weather at this time of year in Florida brings 
daily thunderstorms, and this summer, in particular, the 
state was drenched. My son Chris and I were 
stunned to witness a water spout just off of 
Marco Island from our fifth-floor balcony. It was 
beautiful and terrible at the same time, and 
fortunately it stayed at sea (roughly a couple of 
miles off shore, I estimate) for the two or three 
minutes of its brief existence. 

On a five-hour boat trip to Key West, the 
cloud formations offered many opportunities 
for photographs for my weather unit, as the 
conditions constantly changed from sunny to 
stormy over and over again. Many on the boat 
were sick, but we managed quite well and were 
among the few who made the return trip with 
no unpleasant feelings. We were able to appreci- 
ate the dolphins and flying fish that made use 
of our wake for their pleasure. 

During the summer, I normally live in 
the horse and cattle country of north central 
Florida in a house in which I plan to retire. This 
sabbatical gave me a chance to see and appreci- 
ate an entirely different region of the state, a region that is in 
serious environmental danger and will not likely survive the 
21st century as it is now. Many of us love Florida and all that 
it has to offer, but as we love it, we are smothering it. I feel 
fortunate to be viewing it while it still has some vitality left. 

Finding Data (and Friends) in Paradise 

Robert E.Anderson 

Associate Director of Athletics, Biology 

Appointed September, 1957 

1 he opportunity to have a summer sabbatical 
during this past summer provided a chance to travel to a 



new place, to collect real data for a unit in biology and to 
discover new relationships with Governor Dummer people. 

Although my wife Sally had been to Bermuda 
several times, we both welcomed the opportunity to share 
the experience. She could show me the wonderful tourist 
places and how to handle a motorbike on the "wrong side" 
of the road! On the other hand, I was able to teach her to 
appreciate the beautiful environment through the eyes of a 
biologist. We did explore the island from one end to the 
other, visiting aquaria and zoos, botanical gardens and 
wildlife preserves, caves and beaches, golf courses and pubs. 
We learned a great deal about the geology, history, weather, 
flora and fauna of the island. 

We also learned what beautiful people live and 
work there. One day, Sally lost a scarf, which she had tied to 
the luggage rack of her motorbike. Neither of us wanted to 
stop on the narrow and busy road to retrieve it. When we 
pulled into the parking lot of our hotel, a taxi pulled in 
behind us. The driver emerged and said, "Sir, I believe this 
belongs to your lady," as he handed me the neatly folded 
scarf. 

Two GDA alumni also helped make the trip memo- 
rable. Bob Fullerton '63 had arranged a welcoming rum 
punch at our hotel when we arrived, and he hosted us for 
lunch one day when his flight schedule permitted. We were 
able to play golf on the outstanding, beautiful (and exclu- 
sive) Mid-Ocean course, through arrangements made by the 




Research: GDA biology master teacher Bob Anderson stands 
beside a whale vertebra on display at one of the many muse- 
ums, gardens and zoos he visited while on sabbatical last 
summer. 

mother of Scott Magrane '65. Both of these former students 
went out of their way to make our trip extra special. 

We also were able to do a favor for someone from the 
GDA community. When Sumner Ellis, from our athletic 
stockroom, heard that we were going to Bermuda, he asked 
if we would check to see if the "knot-board" which he made 
for the Bermuda Naval Museum was on display. Sumner's 
hobby is tying knots used historically by sailors for different 
purposes. We did find the board on display and returned 
with photographs for him. (For anyone interested but unable 



20 The Archon - Winter 1996 



to travel to Bermuda, he has a similar display at the Mari- 
time Museum in Newburyport.) 

Because of the generosity of the E. E. Ford Founda 
tion grant, and the selection by the Summer Sabbati- 
cal Committee, we were able to enjoy a wonderful 
trip to a beautiful place we might otherwise not visit. 
The data collected has already been useful for the 
students in the Science 2000 course. The natives of 
Bermuda and special people from our school helped 
to make it a very special trip. Our thanks to all who 
made it possible. 

Exploring Native America 

Pierre N. Baratelli 

French, Director of Humanities Program 

Appointed September, 1967 

1 his sabbatical (June 27- July 25) was a 
chance for me to explore a part of the Southwest that 
has fascinated me since moving West (Colorado) in 
1946. However, over the years, I have never been able to 
spend more than a week at a time there, and more often only 
two or three days. This was, then, a unique opportunity to 
explore the Indian cultures of the area in much greater 
depth, with visits to many pueblos and ruins. Many hours 
haunting museums and art galleries made the days fly by. 

I was fortunate to be able to speak with several 
potters about their art and to indulge my passion for collect- 
ing pottery. I was also able to talk briefly with R.C. Gorham, 
the celebrated Navajo artist, to spend several hours with 
David Caricato, a young sculptor who exhibits in Santa Fe 
and Taos, and to talk with Nick Mills, a sculptor and 
furniture designer. I spent a week at the College of Santa Fe 
(through Elderhostel), taking three courses, which were 
valuable, as well as enjoyable: The Religion and Culture of 
the Pueblo Indians, The Operas of Puccini and The Film 
Industry in New Mexico. 

Visits and activities during the month spent in New 
Mexico: 

Museums — Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Institute of 
American Indian Arts Museum, Milicent Rogers Museum, 
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Wheelwright Museum, 
Navajo Tribal Museum and others. 
Pueblos — San Juan, Santa Clara, San Ildefonso, Nambe, 
Picuris, Cochiti, Santa Domingo, Taos, Acoma, Hopi (three 
mesas), Tesuque (and a Navajo reservation). 
National monuments and ruins — Fort Union, Bandelier, Puye 
ruins, Pecos Pueblo and Mission, Petroglyph National 
Monument, Aztec ruins, Monument Valley, Canyon de 
Chelly and Hubbell Trading Post. 

Festivals — Santa Clara Powwow, Nambe Buffalo Home- 
coming, Taos Powwow, Rodeo. 

Searching for Mathematical Roots 

Richard N. Leavitt 

Mathematics 

Appointed September, 1964 

IVly summer began with visits to the old ballyard 
on Yawkey Way and it concluded with a week's relaxation 



in Boothbay Harbor, but for three weeks in July, supported by 
the E.E. Ford Foundation grant, I enjoyed an odyssey 
throughout much of Germany and its environs. There I 




Legacy: A photograph of Taos Puebio taken by Pierre Baratelli 
during his sabbatical in New Mexico last July. 

spent rewarding time with second son, Burke ('84). There, 
too, I had the opportunity to follow another passion: the 
history of mathematics. 

I teach because it allows me to live with my interest 
in mathematics and because I find reward in aiding the 
young to develop an understanding of a field of thinking 
that has played a pivotal role in the history of mankind. It is 
what satisfies me each June and brings me back again each 
September. 

While traveling in Scandinavia for the summer of 
1973, 1 visited the Neils Bohr Institute in Copenhagen. I 
had explored Oslo and other parts of Norway, where her 
best known mathematician, Niels Abel (1802-1829), had a 
brilliant, though tragic and foreshortened career. In March 
of 1984, it was Athens and its environs that held my 
attention. To walk the ruins and to sit amongst the remains 
of the great culture of Euclid, Diophantus, Archimedes and 
others was enthralling and humbling at the same time. 
During a tour of England and Ireland in the summer of 
1993, 1 made a point of visiting Isaac Newton's tomb in 
Westminster Abbey and the site of the Royal Society in 
London. A visit to Cambridge University gave me the 
feeling for Newton's life at Trinity College in the seven- 
teenth century, as well as that of the purist G. H. Hardy and 
India's beacon Ramanujan (early twentieth century) and 
today's Stephen Hawking. Dublin offered the Trinity 
College of William R. Hamilton. With all this there re- 
mained a great void: the immense contributions of Ger- 
many. The summer 1995 sabbatical provided a perfect way 
to address my next target. 

Father and son made several excursions to the 
customary centers of castles, munsters (cathedrals) and 
museums. The plethora of university towns attracted us as 
well. Ancient campuses in Stuttgart, Tubingen, Miinchen, 
Heidelberg, Gottingen, and Basel (Switzerland) resemble 
the urban campuses of Boston, New York and Atlanta with 
university buildings and private enterprises blurring the 
boundaries. Modern campuses on the outskirts of Ulm and 
others reminded us of recent community college architec- 



The Archon - Winter 1996 21 



ture in The States. 

The village of Weil der Stadt was 
less than an hour's drive. I found in the 
central marktplatz of this ancient, walled 
imperial village a fascinating statue of 
Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) mounted on 
an octagonal pediment. Each face was 
alternatelv dedicated: astronomy; Tycho 
de Brahe, physics (mechanics); Jobst Byrg, 
optics; Copernicus, mathematics; and 
Maestlin (whom I shall have to research 
later). At the closeby Rathaus (City Hall) 
of Kepler's hometown, town fathers 
received me graciously, pleased that a 
tourist would be curious about their 
brightest star. They pointed me to a 
medieval half-timbered house devoted to 
Kepler's museum, which kept me fasci- 
nated for two hours or more. To prowl the 
narrow, cobbled streets in this simple 
village now no larger than Newburyport 
was to demystify Kepler, an astonishing 
figure in astronomy, one of "the giants on 
whose shoulders stood" Newton at the 
beginning of the Scientific Revolution to 
see clearly the "natural order of the uni- 
verse." 

On another occasion, Basel was the 
focus of my explorations. Here the as- 
tounding Leonhard Euler grew up, studied 
and taught before his lengthy career in St. 
Petersburg and Berlin. (Governor Dummer 
Academy and Brooks School have named a trophy for 
mathematics competitions between the two schools "The 
Euler Cup.") This most prolific writer of mathematics was 
an incredibly powerful and creative calculator (long before 
the age of batteries). He continued for his last 17 years to 
publish rich mathematics despite blindness. Here, too, 
"hung out" the Bernoulli boys, a family of mathematicians 
noted both for skullduggery and a prominence in the field 
of mathematics. I was saddened to find little in the way of 
celebration of Euler in Basel save for a street name, a hotel 
and his bust engraved on the Swiss ten-franc note. 

With the help of the amazingly fast and comfort- 
able ICE trains, I made the 450-km trip to Gottingen in 
Lower Saxony in four hours. This was the Mecca of my 
pilgrimage. Gottingen University was established only 
shortly before Governor Dummer, but it fast became the 
outstanding center in the western world for the furtherance 
of mathematics. Freidi Geiger, a post-doctoral employee, 
toured me through his work at the Laser Laboratory. Laser 
applications in medicine and analysis of fluid flows and 
strength of materials were particularly fascinating, as were 
his experimental researches in non-linear optics. 

I had recently read a biography of David Hilbert 
(1862-1943) - famous for posing 23 unanswered problems at 
the turn of the century that established an agenda for 
research in this century. Hilbert was near the end of a long 
line of mathematical giants who prospered at Gottingen, 
making it the premier site in the world for mathematical 
developments until the Great Wars intruded. The great 
mathematical god, Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855) was a 
precocious lad who earned a Ph.D. at Gottingen at age 22 




History: A statue of astronomer 
Johannes Kepler, in the center of 
Weil der Stadt, Germany. 



for his proof of the Fundamental Theorem 
of Algebra. He earned a chair at 
Gottingen but disliked teaching, 
squirreled his work away until perfect 
(pauca, sed maturu), yet profoundly 
influenced the course of mathematics 
since. P. G. L. Dirichlet, G. F. B. Riemann 
(Riemann sums in integral calculus and 
non-Euclidean geometry), Richard 
Dedekind, Emmy Noether, and the 
geometer Felix Klein are counted among 
the greats of mathematics, and they all 
plied the halls and chalkboards of the 
Mathematics Institute at Gottingen. 
Hilbert's biographer mentioned a large 
room on the top floor of the Institute 
housing a museum of Klein's collection. 
This was to be my ultimate goal. 

I found the Institute tucked away 
on the edge of the campus on 
Bunsenstrasse, near the physics building 
and the German equivalent of NASA. As 
with all European campuses I have seen, 
the mathematics building is the least 
assuming and the least attractive. Al- 
though summer colloquia were occupying 
mathematicians from around the world at 
the time, faculty warmly invited me to tour 
the collection. Klein built or had built 
models of mathematical surfaces con- 
structed from wood, string or plaster, 
refined to the satisfaction of German 
precision. He had a mania about this collection. I viewed 
several hundred pieces, representing about 25 percent of 
the collection. The rest is in storage for use by graduate 
students in their researches. Unfortunately, the glass 
display cases made decent photographs impossible. 
However, I came away from my Mecca with a better 
appreciation for the gods of mathematics on a human scale 
and with a wealth of ideas for student projects at the 
Academy. From the Institute, I made the requisite journey 
to Das Ganseliesel, a fountain sculpture of a maiden with a 
goose in the Rathaus platz, where doctoral winners are 
obliged to climb beneath the flowing water and kiss the 
maiden, the only ceremonial ritual at any level of gradua- 
tion in Germany. 

Several evenings were spent at eateries until the 
wee hours in the nearby cities of Boblingen and 
Sindelfengen. Conversation with the charming characters 
there are still vivid in my mind. Otto, the light manufac- 
turer, was well educated and conversant in science, math- 
ematics, philosophy, history, and politics. Martin, the 
unemployed physicist, gladly extended my understanding 
of chaos and complexity theories. He is currently investi- 
gating integration over fractals, just for the fun of it. 

My sojourn and the time with my son were suffi- 
cient to satisfy me and the terms of the sabbatical program. 
I felt compelled, however, to find significance for my 
teaching, and I believe I succeeded. At least this experience 
can demonstrate to my students that one can find great 
satisfaction in passionately committing to a field of study. 
And it need not relate to College Board tests or university 
admissions! 



22 The Archon - Winter 1996 



Wiesel 

(continued from page 14) 
teaching. I don't like speaking. I really 
don't. 

Rosen: I see so much anti-Semitism 
around me, and I live in sheltered commu- 
nities. I have grown up in Massachusetts 
all my life, and yet, I see skinheads in 
Harvard Square and swastikas on bath- 
room walls. What can I do to stop this? 
Wiesel: Education: educate your peers, 
write and — you probably have a newspa- 
per at your school — and write articles 
and letters to newspapers. Speak wherever 
you go about the obscenity of being a 
racist today. It's obscene. Racism is totally 
obscene, and it's not only a blasphemy, but 
an obscenity. They're stupid really. The 
worst that happens to them — and it's 
almost a blessing for us — is that they are 
stupid. So it is easy to fight them, if you 
want to fight them. 

Rosen: Do you fight them? Do you feel 
that you fight them with your words and 
actions? 

Wiesel: Not directly, no. Just by writing, 
by teaching. I don't, except that to say to, 
to... dialogue with the racists. 
Rosen: How can I confront somebody like 
that? 

Wiesel: Don't confront it, fight around it. 
Again, I don't think you should either. 
Why should you be exposed to ugliness? 
But simply teach. On your level teach, 
speak, write, explain and almost perceive 
like they didn't even exist. But they do 
exist. 

Rosen: They do. 
Wiesel: Of course they do. 
Rosen: How would you see yourself now 
if the Holocaust had never occurred? 
Wiesel: Oh, I would be in my little village, 
in my little town teaching and writing, but 
not the same thing; teaching Talmud and 
writing about the Bible, and I wouldn't 
have had the pleasure of meeting you. So, 
there is something good about it. 
Rosen: What do you say to people who 
view the Holocaust as just an issue for 
Jews? 

Wiesel: Look, it's a unique Jewish tragedy 
with universal implications. What hap- 
pened to the Jewish people happened only 
to Jewish people. But it is not exclusive; 
other people were affected. Some were 
even marked to suffering by the same 
enemy. The enemy was the same, but for 
reasons that had nothing to do with them. 
The total annihilation of an entire people 
was destined to strike the Jewish people. 
Still, it should not only be of interest to the 
Jewish people. Even Jews should not only 
be interested with the Jewish tragedy, 
because the tragedy has universal implica- 
tions. 
Rosen: How can tragedy be stopped? I 



have been told my whole life to just 

remember and never forget, but it seems 

so hard. I mean, I went to the Holocaust 

Museum last spring , and I had people 

come up to me and ask, "Do you believe 

this really happened?" 

Wiesel: You will always, again, have 

people like that, but I would not offer 

them a minute of my life, not even to 

refute their arguments. They don't deserve 

it. You go on, work harder. If you are a 

writer, write more, write better. If you are 

a teacher, teach more, teach better. But, 

they don't deserve that we credit them 

with our work, that because of them we 

have to work better, no. 

Rosen: I understand that, and I don't want 

to give them any of my time, but I am so 

afraid that if I don't say something — 

Wiesel: — But not to them. 

Rosen: Not to them? 

Wiesel: Not to them. Don't speak to them. 

Go ahead speaking, but not to them. 

Rosen: Whom should I speak to? 

Wiesel: To your friends. Do you think you 

can convince those people? 

Rosen: No. 

Wiesel: Never. Nobody will, nobody can. 

They are beyond, beyond reach, beyond a 

part. 

Rosen: In 1986, you won the Nobel Peace 

Prize. What was it like to receive such a 

great honor? 

Wiesel: A great shock. 

Rosen: A great shock? 

Wiesel: Sure. 

Rosen: A great shock, that is what I am 

feeling right now. 

Wiesel: Don't be silly. No, it was a great 

shock, and especially it's very good, very 

nice, and it has minor negative aspects. 

You become too busy, too much of your 

time is taken. Wait until when you get a 

Nobel Prize, you will feel the same way. It 

all depends what you do with it. If you try 

to use it for the good and welfare of people 

and for a certain cause you fight for, then it 

is good. If not, then it is silly. 

Rosen: Do you think we could ever win 

that cause? Can it ever really be won? 

Wiesel: No, but it doesn't matter. We 

should fight anyway. 

Rosen: Of course. 

Wiesel: You cannot, because human nature 

is such that you can never change human 

nature in one generation. Perhaps, a 

hundred years from now, people will be 

different. There is hate in people, and 

people know that hate is destructive and, 

ultimately, hate is a danger, a threat to the 

whole human race, but nevertheless, 

people hate. Ethnic hate, religious hate is 

going on. Look what is happening right 

now iri Yugoslavia. Nevertheless, you 

should fight. Never give up, nor give in. 

Rosen: Where do you think this hate 

comes from? 



Wiesel: I don't know. I try to find an 
answer, but I don't have an answer. There 
are many, many names that we know; 
jealousy, envy and so forth. Fanaticism. 
But, there is something irrational in hate, 
and for the moment it remains irrational. 
Rosen: I know that you have a class to 
teach, so my last question is what do you 
think I should tell the world? 
Wiesel: Tell your story. You are a young 
girl, beautiful, bright, intelligent, sensitive, 
and you think of your grandparents, 
where they came from, and you think of 
what happened to your people, and 
therefore to all people. It is a very special 
generation which is yours. You'll be in 
college when the year 2000 will be around. 
Very few generations have had that 
privilege to live in two centuries, so your 
story will be an important story for your 
peers and for their children. I imagine, I 
feel that you will be a writer, so write and 
your writing will be read — can you 
imagine? — by people who have had and 
who will have different memories. But, I 
hope that their memories still include the 
ones we talk about right now, as you are 
sitting across the table and I really wish 
you not only luck, but joy. 
Rosen: Thank you. 

I came with the intention of 
learning where the hate in this world 
comes from and what the youth of today 
can do to stop the evils of prejudice. I 
never thought that Elie Wiesel would give 
me my identity, that from him I would 
learn who I am and who I am going to be. 
He told me that I am strong and beautiful 
and intelligent. He told me that I am going 
to be a writer and that I should write of 
my experiences as a Jew and as a person. 
He told me I should speak and keep on 
speaking out against hate until someone 
listens. 

In Professor Wiesel's own words, 
"hate is stupid." I feel the same way. 
Prejudice does not have to exist, but I 
realize that it does. I have seen swastikas 
on bathroom walls and skinheads in 
Harvard Square. There is no excuse for 
someone to hate you because of your race, 
religion, ethnic background or anything 
else, for that matter. In the world of my 
dreams, people would be judged alone by 
their character as individuals. 

Elie Wiesel has gone through hell, 
and while he deserves to take back so 
much for all that has been taken from him, 
including his family, home and childhood, 
he does not. He is not bitter or angry; 
those feelings only increase hate. Instead, 
he gives of himself for what he believes in. 
This is what makes him so strong. He is 
my inspiration. Elie Wiesel has shown the 
power of words and that one voice truly 
can change the world. 



The Archon - Winter 1996 23 



Milestones 



Marriages 

Douglas Cawley '77 and Laurian 
Rhodes, August 25, 1995. 

Paul Nardone '86 and Laura Breen, 
December 23, 1995. 

Christopher DiClemente '88 and 

Vicky Bonner, September 23, 1995. 

Cynthia Draper '88 and John 
Hatfield, September 16, 1995. 

Heather Moore '88 and Michael 
Roche, November 18, 1995. 

Lauren Jellinek '89 and Sam Flower, 
October 21, 1995. 

Births 

Born to Sandy and William Russell 
'65, a son, Aiden William; October 27, 
1995. 

Born to Jesse and J. Andrew Leonard 
II, a son, John Sargent; November 1, 
1995. 

Born to Julie Peterson and Stanley 
Greenberg '67, a son, Aaron George; 
August 24, 1995. 

Born to Eileen and Peter McSherry 

'74, twin sons, Benjamin William and 
Gabriel James; June 12, 1995. 

Born to David and Priscilla Ashley 
(Read) Romeiser '74, twin sons, Kohl 
William and Trevor Read; May 2, 
1995. 

Born to Thomas and Katherine 
(Wise) Tewksbury '77, a daughter, 
Mackenzie Wise; October 19, 1995. 

Born to Kristen and Jeff Garnett '79, 

a daughter, Kristina; August 25, 1995. 

Born to Elizabeth and Brian Starr '79, 
a son, Reid Hamilton; October 8, 
1995. 

Born to Roy Lenardson and Joanne 
Leary '81, a son, Anders Leary 
Lenardson; September 26, 1995. 

Born to Natalie and Steven P. Boyd 

'82, a son, Jacob Benjamin Katz; 
October 10, 1995. 

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Born to Alexander and Robin 
Fasciano Gianis '82, a daughter, 
Phoebe Mead; June 24, 1995. 

Born to Gary and Martha (Lawlor) 
Krauch '82, a daughter, Emily 
Lawlor; June 13, 1995. 

Born to David and Alison (Miller) 
Montague '82, a son, Gabriel Lewis; 
July 5, 1995. 

Born to Andrew and Nancy (Lord) 
Wickwire '82, a son, Edward 
McEwan; March 21, 1995. 

Born to Bruce and Dede (Daley) 
Warren '84, a daughter, Elizabeth 
Ann; September 1, 1995. 

Born to Michael and Rebecca (Chase) 
Werner '85, a son, Matthew Chase; 
November 20, 1995. 

Born to Meighan and George Liss '86, 
a daughter, Lillian Hayes; August 23, 
1995. 



Deaths 

Eduardo Ramos- Almey da, class of 
1930, died October 25 of 
cancer. After graduating from 
Governor Dummer Academy, 
Almeyda returned to his 
native Cuba to earn a degree 
as a graphic arts engineer at 
the Trade College of the 
University of Havana, from 
which he graduated in 1936. 
He served as President of P. 
Fernandez, a private stamp 
and label company, before 
settling in Miami, FL, in 1960. 
He worked in the interna- 
tional division of the United 
States Banknote Corp. as 
Foreign Representative to 
Latin America, as well as for 
his own company, Asociados 
Internacionales, until retiring 
more than a decade ago. He 
is survived by his wife of 60 
years, Maria; a son, Edward 
Almeyda, Jr.; and three 
granddaughters. 



* 



Dana H. Babcock, class of 1940, died 
January 10 at Elizabethtown Commu- 
nity Hospital. He was born in Chicago, 
IL, on September 22, 1922. He attended 
Pebble Hill School before graduating 
from Governor Dummer Academy. He 
attended Hamilton College, where he 
earned his bachelor's degree in 1944. 
He served four years in the Army 
Corps of Engineers, including service 
during World War II. He later became 
President of Ball and Babcock, Inc., a 
fuel oil company. In 1949, he married 
the former Pamela Olcott of Albany, 
NY. She died in 1991. Babcock worked 
as Director of Development at Utica 
College for many years. He was an avid 
golfer and bridge player, a member of 
the Fort Schuyler Club of Utica, the 
Saquadaga Golf Club, Utica Rotary, the 
American Legion and the Oriskany 
Battle Chapter of the Society for the 
Preservation of Barbershop Singing in 
America. He was also a member of the 
Clinton (NY) Comets Hockey Team and 
organized and coached the Utica 
College Hockey Team. In 1972, he was 
appointed Director of Development at 
Holderness School in Plymouth, NH, 
and later became Resident Manager of 
the Crater Club, a 400-acre resort in 







f 




Dana H. Babcock '40 



Essex, NY. Babcock served as warden 
and vestryman of St. John's Episcopal 
Church in Essex and was Chairman of 
the church's fund-raising committee. 
Among those surviving him are three 
sons, Dana H. Babcock, Jr. '68 of 
Clinton, NY, Perrin L. Babcock of Lake 
Placid, NY, and Thomas O. Babcock of 
Ferrisburg, VT; one daughter, Martha 
Babcock McGraw of Ridgewood, NJ; 
and 11 grandchildren. Memorial 
donations may be made to the Essex 
Rescue Squad, Essex, NY. 

Robert A. Pickett, class of 1942, died 
September 19. He was 72. After 
graduating from Governor Dummer 
Academy, Pickett enrolled at Yale, 
where he lettered in football and 
wrestling. He received an Honorable 




Robert A. Pickett '42 

Mention Ail-American as a fullback 
before having his education inter- 
rupted by World War II. For three 
years, he served in the Navy, before 
returning to finish his degree at 
Syracuse University. He graduated 
from Syracuse in 1950, after lettering 
in football and wrestling. He won an 
eastern title in wrestling in the 175- 
pound class before an injury forced 
him permanently out of competition. 
He also served as assistant freshman 
football coach and freshman wres- 
tling coach at Syracuse. After earning 
his bachelor's degree, Pickett ac- 
cepted a position at Harvard, where 
he coached the wrestling team for 18 
years, registering a record of 86-86-2. 
He also served as freshman lacrosse 
coach from 1951 to 1957 and assistant 
freshman football coach from 1957 to 
1961. In the summer of 1968, Pickett 
began an equally long term of service 
as Executive Director of Harvard's 
Varsity Club, working alongside his 



wife Betty for 14 of those years. He 
retired from Harvard in 1986, remain- 
ing close to wrestling through his 
work traveling throughout the 
Northeast as a referee, before settling 
in Leesburg, FL, where his wife still 
resides. 

H. Stephen Spacil, class of 1948, 
drowned December 8 near his home in 
St. Croix. Born in Newburyport, MA, 
Spacil earned a bachelor's degree in 
physics and master's and doctorate 
degrees in metallurgy from the Massa- 
chusetts Institute of Technology. In 
1953, he was appointed a full-time 
instructor in metallurgy at M.I.T.. In 
1959, he joined the General Electric 
Research and Development Laboratory 
in Schenectady, NY. His work was in 
the chemical processing of metals, high 
temperature physical chemistry and 
electrochemistry. He contributed to the 
areas of carbide tools, alkaline second- 
ary cells, electrochemical sensors, 
discharge lamps, gas and aircraft 
turbines, soil chemistry and computer 
process modeling. He was awarded 22 
patents. In 1979, General Electric 
appointed Spacil the scientific 
representative for Asia, and he 
resided in Tokyo for four years. 
He was a member of the 
American Association of Science 
and the Electrochemical Society 
(E.C.S.). He served on the 
thermodynamics activities 
committee of the American 
Society for Metals (A.S.M.), was 
the Vice Chairman of the 
Electrothermics and Metallurgy 
Division of the E.C.S. and was a 
fellow of the A.S.M. Interna- 
tional. Spacil retired to St. Croix 
in 1993, but maintained a home 
in Schenectady. He became an 
active member of the St. George 
Village Botanical Gardens. 
Among those surviving him are 
his wife Jessica Waldron Spacil; 
a sister, Edith Gilmore of 
Concord, MA; a daughter, Stephanie 
Wilson of Seattle; two stepchildren, 
Storey Squires of Seattle, WA, and Jared 
Squires '80 of Schenectady, NY; and 
three grandchildren. Memorial contri- 
butions may be made to the St. George 
Village Botanical Gardens, P.O. Box 
3011, Kingshill, St. Croix, U. S. Virgin 
Islands, 00851. 



Peter A. Butler, class of 1973, died 
October 28 at his home in Tewksbury, 
MA, after a lengthy battle with 
Hodgkin's disease. He was born 
August 17, 1955 in Rochester, NY, the 
son of Frank A. Butler and Ruth E. 
Butler of Topsfield, MA. After graduat- 
ing from Governor Dummer Academy, 
he received his bachelor of arts in 
history from Earlham College of 
Richmond, IN. He went on to earn his 
M.B. A. at the Keller Graduate School of 
Business Management in Chicago. A 
resident of Tewksbury for the past nine 
years, he was employed as Product 
Manager for the construction products 
division of the W.R. Grace Company of 
Cambridge, MA. His many interests 
included tennis, mountain climbing 
and camping, as well as summer 
retreats to Peaks Island in Maine. He is 
survived by his wife of 16 years, Tania 
(Armstrong) and his parents; a son, 
James R. Butler; two sisters, Pamela B. 
O'Brien of West Boylston and Patricia 
Butler-Coady of Michigan; an uncle and 
an aunt, as well as many cousins, nieces 
and nephews. Memorial contributions 




Peter A. Butler 73 

may be made to the Leukemia Society 
of America, 600 3rd Avenue, New York, 
NY, 10016 or 150 Rustcraft Road, 
Dedham, MA, 02026. 



The Archon - Winter 1996 25 



Class Notes 



OOPS! 

In the fall '95 Archon, we printed 

the incorrect dates for Reunion 

'96. The correct dates, noted at 

each reunion class' column in this 

issue, are June 14, 15, 16. We 

apologize for any inconvenience 

this may have caused you. 



PRE- 



39 



Harold H. Audet 

Secretary 

511 Crocker Avenue 

Pacific Grove, CA 93950 

(408) 373-5652 



My last letter brought in a lot of informa- 
tion about the old trolley line to Byfield 
and comments on the Butt Club. Thanks 
to all of you who responded to my pleas. 
In future letters, I'll summarize the data I 
have received. ▼ Paul Thomas '23 has 
given up the day-to-day operation of his 
apple export business in Wenatchee, WA. 
However, he still goes to the office 
regularly T Eastham Guild '26 resides 
in Bath, ME, and works as a volunteer in 
the library of the Maine Maritime 
Museum. In his letter, he said that he 
sees Nick Stronach '34 from time to time. 
▼ Marshall Brown '29 lives in Ipswich, 
MA, and carries on his insurance busi- 
ness that specializes in yachts and cargo. 
He continues to enjoy salt water fishing 
for tuna, blue fish, and sea bass. ▼ Jack 
Cunningham '31 has been honored by 
the Central Maine Board of Football 
Officials for his 72 years of service to the 
organization. In 1975, he was made a 
lifetime football official. ▼ Jim Huxtable 
'31 has had 14 operations in the last 35 
years, the most recent being in November 
of 1995. That is one record that I have no 
desire to equal. ▼ Terry Staples '32 is in 
Jupiter, FL, for the winter, but will return 
to Malden-on-Hudson, NY, next spring, 
after the last frost. He and his wife Helen 
ride their bicycles every day and play golf 
regularly. He makes no mention of their 
scores. T Gus Conant '32 is a resident in 
a retirement home in Needham, MA. The 
complex has 400 residents, and he is 
enjoying the easy living and the social 
life. ▼ Stanley Levin '32 lives in Water- 
bury, CT, and has been doing a lot of 
traveling. Last spring, he made an 
extended trip to Greece, and in the 
summer he visited California. ▼ Fred 
Davis '34 is retired in Palm Desert, CA. 
He tells me that Palm Desert is about ten 



miles from Palm Springs and he spends 
most of the hot summer months in 
Colorado. ▼ Art Strange '37 still lives in 
Manchester, CT. Although he has some 
chronic lung problems, he is very active 
and particularly enjoys the functions of 
the local Masonic Lodge. ▼ Charlie 
Somerby '37 is busy restoring his home 
in Milton, FL, after being hit by two 
hurricanes last summer. He and his wife 
Dori are active in the management of the 
Santa Rosa Historical Society The return 
address sticker bears the logo of the Red 
Sox. My cup with the same logo is above 
my desk, next to the cap with the GDA 
crest. ▼ Alan Bullwinkle '38 keeps busy 
researching family and local history and 
sings in his church choir. In his note, he 
did not say if he still participates in 
productions of Gilbert and Sullivan light 
operas. His daughter and son-in-law 
have recently completed a 13,000-mile 
cruise in their 30-ft. yacht "Bullwinkle." 
▼ Jack Bell '38 has permanently moved 
to Florida and is living in Vero Beach. 
His classmate Henry Faurot '38 also lives 
in Vero Beach. T Dick Carey '38 writes 
that he has been diagnosed as having a 
hereditary disorder that is characterized 
by degenerative changes in the nervous 
system. Because of muscle wasting, he 
now walks with a cane. 



39 



Donald W. Stockwell 

Secretary 

8 Country Hill 

Brattleboro, VT 05301 

(802) 254-5504 



Another long-lost classmate whom we 
haven't heard from since graduation has 
checked in. Ed Koenig, who lives in La 
Porte, TX, is very much out and about 
and has had a very interesting life. He is 
an arbitrator/mediator and, after 
spending many years in government 
service, is now in private practice and 
currently conducting negotiations with 
the school departments in Indiana. He 
entered Amherst College in 1939 and 
served in World War II as an American 
Field Service ambulance driver with the 
British 8th Army in North Africa, as well 
as a Purser-Pharmacist Mate on tankers 
and cargo vessels. He graduated from 
Amherst in 1947 and completed post- 
graduate studies at the Universities of 
Washington and Arizona, as well as the 
U.S. Army Transportation School. During 
the Korean War, Ed served as freight 
officer for the U.S. Army Alaskan 
Command. Subsequently, he was 
employed with several trucking concerns. 
When not mediating or arbitrating, he 
enjoys Indy and midget car racing and 
served in the pit crews for ten years. It 
was great hearing from Ed, and we hope 
he'll continue to keep in touch. T Chuck 
Goodrich enjoys delivering meals on 
wheels for his church to Winnetka, IL, 
shut-ins. He is also a proud fan of 
Northwestern' s football team as they 
have risen from the ashes this season to 
become a possible candidate for the Rose 
Bowl. His devotion to the Chicago Bears 
and Chicago Bulls this year is just about 






GDA in Philadelphia: Kate and 
John Henry '56 (above right) 
hosted a reception for Governor 
Dummer alumni/ae and parents 
at the Merion Golf Club. In the 
photograph above left are 
attendees Headmaster Peter 
Bragdon and John Klotz '39. 
Below left are Joe Hill '53, Jack 
Gregg '65, Laura Gregg and 
Elizabeth Hill. 



26 The Archon - Winter 1996 



nil! ▼ John Klotz continues to move 
about as he spent Labor Day in the 
Berkshires attending Tanglewood and the 
Norman Rockwell Museum. He also 
spent part of the fall in his Florida condo 
and will be once again in California with 
the Stanford tennis teams. He is going to 
Hawaii and advises he is on a weight loss 
program to make himself more appealing 
to the opposite sex. T The news about 
Lee Ackerman is not so joyous, as he was 
stricken with a rare form of cancer last 
February. His life has been spent in the 
field of education, political and commu- 
nity involvement and business ventures. 
Our thoughts and prayers are with him 
and his family. ▼ Art Rolfe is in good 
health and enjoying retirement. Most of 
the summer is spent in Milford, NH, 
where he keeps busy gardening, wood 
cutting and just plain relaxing. In the 
winter, he and his wife join Al Wyer '44 
and rent a home in North Conway, NH, 
and get their enjoyment skiing, which 
makes that time of year fly by. T Ed 
Noyes has sold his home in New Britain, 
CT, has been living in Southington, and is 
now relocating to Dataw Island, SC, 
which is six miles east of Beaufort. He 
says it's good to know the position of 
Secretary is in good hands. Little does he 
know! ▼ Hank Payson attended the 
Alumni Glee Club concert in Portland, 
ME, about which I'll elaborate a few 
paragraphs further. He thought very 
highly of the concert, as well he should, 
as Phil Simpson and I were in fine voice. 
We persuaded Hank to join us for the 
school song and, although somewhat 
bashful, if you can imagine, he joined us 
with great gusto. The togetherness with 
us, Art Sager, Ben and Nancy Stone 
brought back fond memories. T The 
word of Hank Payson's limited perfor- 
mance at the concert reached the Ponte 
Vedra, FL, area as Tom Tenney expects to 
see him in January and tell him the 
Metropolitan may be casting about for a 
spear carrier in one of their performances 
this season. That position, however, is 
non-vocal! T Jack Dunlap, who inti- 
mates that life is becoming less exciting, 
seems to be suggesting that it's only a 
temporary state of mind as Easter Island 
and the Galapagos are no longer on the 
horizon. Cedar Rapids, IA, acted as a fill- 
in as he visited his son there in the fall. 
Seattle was next on his agenda, as his 
daughter is expecting her first child. 
Following that trek across country, he will 
spend six weeks in Williamsburg, VA, 
this winter. And he thinks his life is in 
the doldrums? T As mentioned previ- 
ously, Phil Simpson and I joined the 
Alumni Glee Club for a concert at the 
Woodfords Congregational Church in 



Portland, ME, in October. It was a great 
experience, although our contributions 
were rather minimal. To spend some 
time with Phil can be bewildering if you 
are not used to being with someone who 
is not sure where he is going. Trying to 
locate a well-known restaurant in the 
dead of night in downtown Portland on 
an empty tank is not for the faint-hearted. 
If it had not been for his wife Sue, we 
would surely have had to call AAA for 
help. T As noted in the fall issue of The 
Archon, Spence Brewster passed away 
last August. As long as his health 
permitted, he contributed to this column, 
and his interesting comments about his 
family and his horses, of course, will be 
missed. I know we join together in 
expressing our deepest sympathy to his 
wife and family. 



'40 



William H. Torrey 

Secretary 

112 Fire Island Ave. 

Babylon, NY 11702 

(516)669-4339 



Here's wishing one and all a Merry 
Christmas and the best everything for the 
new year. My first notes arrived too late 
for the Fall '95 issue of The Archon, so here 
they are: T Dave Gearhart occasionally 
sees Stub Webster '41, who lives in 
Annapolis, and Ford Schumann '66, 
Bob's son who lives in Chestertown. 
Dave retired for the second time in May, 
having served for 11 years as part-time 
priest in charge of Miles River Parish, 
Tunis Mills, MD. They gave him a set of 
golf clubs, and he'll be glad to challenge 
any visitors who are generous in giving a 
few strokes. His best to all. T Sad to 
report Jim Quirk's wife Ginnie wrote he 
has been in a nursing facility since 1989 
following a catastrophic fall on his head 
leading to short-term memory loss plus 
Parkinson's. They do get out and about 
via a great van with a wheel chair lift. 
Round the clock nurses give him super 
care, and his eight children, spouses and 
17 grandchildren are regularly in atten- 
dance. Our sincere best wishes to you, 
Jim and Ginnie. ▼ Bob Lyle has a 
daughter in Madison, CT, where Bob 
Schumann spends summers. This past 
June, Bob (Lyle) with his bride of 18 
months Thelma met Marilyn and Schu in 
Madison and drove to their 55th Reunion 
at GDA. They were quartered in the 
Mansion House, and Ben Wright joined 
their parade of three carrying the 1940 
banner. The affair was fabulous from 
start to finish. It even included a golf 
game with Peter and Dottie Bragdon on 
Sunday after the Reunion. Bob attended 



a granddaughter's graduation from 
college at the normal age and a daughter- 
in-law's graduation from UCLA at age 38. 
T Now for the latest notes for the winter 
issue of The Archon: "The Count" (a.k.a. 
Ted Munroe) says there's not too much 
news. He spends time working around 
the place in Palm Beach and going to hear 
the Big Bands whenever they come to his 
area. T Heard from Andy Bailey, who 
reports that after two years of retirement 
he is back practicing law and enjoying 
life. ▼ Ben Wright writes that he has 
moved to a townhouse condominium and 
has just completed, after nine months, a 
history of U.S. figure skating for a 75th 
anniversary observance in 1996 of the 
national association. He continues to 
travel: Switzerland last September and 
Israel in June 1996 (terrorists permitting). 
T Robert Goodspeed sadly reports his 
wife of 48 years died very suddenly in 
August. He says his four sons, four 
daughters-in-law and 13 grandchildren 
were a big help to him. His leather 
company has been very active, and 
recently he has been to leather shows in 
London, Paris, Athens (R&R) and New 
York City. T George Stobie reports he 
luckily is healthy and enjoying life 
playing golf and living in Keawah, SC, 
during winter months. He plays golf and 
summers in Maine at Pemaquid. At 
present, his wife is traveling in Italy. T 
Norman Quint reports he is still living in 
Wolfeboro, NH, but will be on Grand 
Cayman Island in February. He particu- 
larly wants to say hello to Sandy Young 
and Peter Hill and hopes all of his 
classmates have a happy holiday. T 
Edward Riley sent an article about him 
from the local paper, The Pampano Pelican. 
He lives in a condominium complex there 
and is president of the association. A 
quote from him reads, "We are much 
more than a beach association. We work 
very hard for the betterment of our city in 
every area from crime to beautification. 
Our organization does focus special 
interest in and support for the public 
schools in our city." ▼ Bob Little is still 
very busy with tomato research in 
California. The much needed rain during 
the winter and early spring slowed 
tomato seeding this year, but the final 
harvest was very good. He hopes 
everyone is having a good year. 



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Class Notes 



'41 



R. Andrew Little 

Secretary 

RD #3, Box 336 

Little Falls, NY 13365 

(315)823-1662 



i 



55th Class Reunion 
June 14, 15, 16 



Neal Cox: "I've been active in Rotary, 
traveling in Europe and Africa as a 
volunteer and attending conferences. I 
started an antique photographic equip- 
ment repair and restoration business in 
my home, so between the two, I don't 
have a lot of spare time." T Ed Flynn: 
"Dolphin football, golf, Camden, ME. 
Early fall, Nascar all keeps us busy." T 
Howard Stirn: "Nothing really new. 
Resident of Wyoming (five months), 
Florida (four months), balance of time in 
Ohio. Still serving on several boards, 
running our summer dude ranch and 
trying to maintain the energy required to 
do all we do." ▼ Dick Wyman: "Had a 
wonderful summer visiting Yankeeland. 
August in New Hampshire, returning to 
Florida Labor Day weekend (good time to 
travel) and back to the usual routine. Saw 
Bill Abbott, Jack Miller of 'Little Mt. 
Washington' fame and good ole cousin 
Bill Bailey, who's still playing antique 
hockey. I've been diagnosed with cancer 
of the prostate. Taken treatment and had 
seed implants, so am like a walking 
Chernobyl, tho' the radiation gradually 
disintegrates. Slow recovery, but now 
feel great ! Don't hear or see many class 
members. What's wrong with our 
bunch? Doc Garfield, etc.?" 



'42 



Seward E. Pomeroy 

Secretary 

29 Berwick Lane 

Worcester, MA 01602 

(508) 752-7469 



Just as I was leaving for a weekend of 
meetings at GDA back in October, our 
postman pulled up and handed me our 
mail. Among the letters was one from 
Bob Pickett's wife Betty telling me of his 
death. You'll find details elsewhere in 
this issue. From the time we renewed our 
friendship during our 50th Reunion in 
1992, Bob had been very responsive to my 
inquiries for news for the Class Notes. 
He had written on several occasions of 
his enthusiastic anticipation of our 55th 
Reunion and his desire to help out in its 
promotion. So I had been looking 
forward to seeing him again in 1997, 
which, of course, now will not be. While 



at GDA that weekend in October, I had 
called Art Sager to tell him, but he had 
left that day for Florida for the winter. I 
wrote, and Arthur responded with a nice 
note, part of which is printed here: "As 
you recall, Bob played football for me, 
and was one of the best fullbacks I ever 
coached. However, his best sport was 
wrestling, and he was undefeated during 
his Governor Dummer days. He was 
New England Prep School champion. I 
recall one of his most cherished victories. 
It was a match with Exeter, and he was to 
meet Exeter's football captain, who was 
also an undefeated wrestler. Their match 
came last, as they were the heavyweight 
class. During the early matches there 
were very few spectators present, but the 
stands were filled by the time their final 
match began. Bob was ready for his 
biggest challenge at GDA. From the very 
beginning he had complete control, and 
within 30 seconds of the end he pinned 
his man with a flourish. His years at 
GDA produced one of our finest athletes, 
but more important, he was respected by 
both faculty and students as a strong 
leader of his class." Our condolences to 
Bob's entire family. He had a great life, 
and those with whom he had contact 
have the pleasure of having known a very 
fine man. T When I was back at school 
in the fall, I was surprised to see an 
empty space where Moody House had 
been. Tom Fenn sent a note in August to 
report on an 8,800 mile round trip from 
his home in Green Valley, AZ, to Nova 
Scotia that covered a three-month period. 
One of his stops was in Byfield, and Tom 
writes that he "arrived at GDA on the day 
that Moody was rolled from its tradi- 
tional location to its new one on campus! 
What a sight! (John Witherspoon 
watched with me.)" The dormitory was 
moved up the road and then down 
Middle Road that began in our time 
opposite the Mansion House and leads 
down to the Parker River. Its new 
location is beyond where Perkins was 
moved some years ago. All of this 
moving is for the construction of a new 
library. The little red school house, which 
in our time stood between Moody and 
Perkins, will be relocated also. ▼ Back in 
the spring, Cornie and I took a drive up 
to Governor Dummer with Cornie's 
brother, Ken Brown. Ken had taught at 
GDA in the years just after World War II, 
and he and his wife had lived on the top 
floor of Commons at the time when 
Buster Navins was still on the second 
floor. Buster is now living in Danvers in 



a very attractive location just off 195. We 
had a fine visit, and Buster looks and 
talks just as he always has, his face 
lighting up with the broad smile as he 
thinks of some amusing incident from 
long ago back to our time in school, 
stories told complete with names and, in 
the case of sports, the man's position on 
the basketball court or the soccer field. 
We had a good time talking over old 
times with both Buster and Fran. T 
Word from Ted Stitt, who has retired 
(again) from the executive recruiting firm, 
which he returned to a couple of years 
ago. Ted adds that he doesn't "feel any 
further compulsion to return to the world 
of commerce." He and Huguette con- 
tinue to travel extensively, but a 15,000 
mile planned automobile trip visiting 
most of the West Coast National Parks 
was cut short this past summer due to the 
illness of a granddaughter in Maine. 
Many of their travels take them up to 
Canada where Huguette lived. T I will 
have to tell you that the Governor 
Dummer of 1995 is a gorgeous place with 
so many new buildings since our time at 
school. It was nice when we were there, 
but it has really grown into a very fine 
school. Changes are constant in new 
buildings or additions to older ones. The 
next few years will see the addition of a 
new library and a new mathematics- 
science center. I sat in on a conference 
with six undergraduates and other 
alumni/ae. It was an enlightening 
experience and interesting to hear their 
viewpoints and comments. Academically, 
this has become a very progressive 
academy. Those who didn't get back for 
our 50th should try to make it for our 
55th. Plan to bring your wife if possible. 
Several of our class didn't in 1992, and 
were sorry they hadn't. We really had a 
very pleasant weekend. ▼ I had a very 
nice letter from Win Dole in September, 
detailing a rather unusual 50th anniver- 
sary experience with the Air Force. I'll 
run that in the spring issue of The Archon. 
Meanwhile, feel free to write of your own 
experiences. We're developing a fairly 
busv picture of our class as we sail into 
our seventies! 



'43 



Benjamin B. Brewster 

Secretary 

88 Warren Avenue 

Plymouth, MA 02360 

(508) 746-1306 



Bob Wood (robluedge@aol.com) is 
braving the summer in Brownsville, VT, 



28 The Archon- Winter 1996 



suffering through the winters at Sarasota 
and is retired. ▼ Phil Sawyer is still 
doctoring in New York, doing well. T 
Bob Wadleigh, retired, is directing and 
traveling among Florida, Massachusetts, 
Maine and Central America. No problem 
keeping busy. T Huck Leinbach, retired, 
is heavily occupied keeping a vintage 
wooden Egg Harbor afloat and glorious 
in Virginia, having moved two states 
south from Pennsylvania. ▼ Warren 
Court is still gainfully employed and 
offers to practice his chefly skills on 
visitors to Haverhill. ▼ Wife Sondra 
writes that Alex Smith is busy in his 
woodworking shop in Mystic. Although 
retired, their life is active with travel and 
educational pursuits. T Pete Morgan is 
still behind the wheel and touring — 
either in his 1913 Model T or a Fox Bus 
Lines motor coach. He and his first wife 
Jerry enjoy the travel and good health. T 
Carlton Lutz is one of the few who is not 
unemployed. He offers a copy of his 
Cabot Market Letter free to classmates. 
Write him at Box 3067, Salem, MA 01970. 
He did not include any guarantees. His 
tribe increases with five kids and ten 
grands. T Bob Morrell, another job 
holder at Brunswick Coal, is busy, busy 
with mostly no-pay civic efforts in 
Brunswick. He finds time for golf, 
fishing, gardens, etc., etc.. ▼ Dave 
Mason left his temporary quarters in 
Chelmsford (about 50 years) for 
Barrington, RI. He likes the southern golf 
courses better. ▼ Ben Brewster is sitting 
here at his typewriter thanking the 25% of 
you that replied to the plea. Now let's 
hear it from the rest. He is otherwise 
occupied with watching the grass grow, 
observing the surf pound and checking 
on the weather. 



'44 



Dennis Andersen: "Hope Andy Brillhart 

sees this, as I'm going to take him up on 
his invitation. In 1996, thinking of 
moving to Phoenix (winter) and Norway 
(summer)." ▼ The following is from 
Katie Lyons '96, granddaughter of Ben 
Pearson: "Well, Ben Pearson is up to his 
old tricks again. As he and his wife Jean 



Wanted: '44 Class Secretary 

Contact Jennifer LaCombe 

in the Alumni/ae Office 

508-465-1763 



Ben's granddaughter, all I have to say is 
that my skirts are too short, my room is 
too messy, I stay up too late and I pick on 
him too much. Other than that, life with 
Ben is wonderful. Overall, with the 
selling of his house and the Byfield Snuff 
Co., Ben is enjoying himself and eagerly 
awaits his move to Brays Island in 
March." T Frank Skirball: "My wife 
graduated from Phillips Theological 
Seminary in 1995, my youngest step- 
daughter graduated from Vanderbilt 
University in 1994. Sorry I missed my 
50th GDA Reunion. Will be going to my 
45th Emerson College reunion in 1996. 
Meanwhile, am working part-time at 
Marvyn's and collecting my American 
Airlines pension and social security." 



'45 



Richard A. Cousins 

Secretary 

71 Federal Street 

Newburyport, MA 

01950 

(508) 462-4542 



prepare to move to South Carolina, they 
are currently living with their daughter 
Robin and granddaughter Katie. As 



A postcard from Arch Kingsley says, 
"Arch Jr., steeplechase jockey, won two 
stakes races this year. Keeps me busy on 
Saturdays going to races. I did it myself 
for 18 years as an amateur, but if I could 
have ridden ten percent as well as he 
does. I would have been thrilled." ▼ I 
had a pleasant phone conversation with 
Irv Williamson's wife Ethel, who told me 
she and Irv had spent a couple of weeks 
in Costa Rica in November, and enjoyed it 
very much. Irv has made a very good 
recovery from his operation and subse- 
quent heart attack last June. He is "about 
as ever." They will be singing in The 
Messiah with the Worcester Choral Society 
again this year, something they both 
greatly enjoy. T Tom Brown wrote me a 
very gentle reprimand for failing to 
record him as being present at our 50th 
Reunion in my report in the Class Notes 
in the fall issue of The Archon. I do 
apologize for this error. Also, I regret not 
seeing him and his wife Betsey at the 
time. Tom said they had a wonderful 
time, and talked with Sy Symonds, Al 
Teel, Bots Young, Paul Withington, Keith 
Johnson and Don Palais, among others. 
T You may have noticed in the listing of 
the members of the class, which we all 
received last summer, that Bob Steinert 
has a rather distinctive telephone number 
— (310) 498-3000. This sounds more like 
the number for Hughes Aircraft Com- 
pany than for a residence, so I asked him 
about it. What he did was dial a series of 
phone numbers, the last four digits of 
which were multiples of 1,000. When he 



reached 498-3000, he was answered by a 
recording saying the number was not in 
service. He then called the phone 
company and requested the number be 
assigned to him. Voila! 



'46 



George E. Duffy II 
Secretary 
P.O. Box 1056 
Camden, ME 04843 
(207) 236-4038 



50th Class Reunion 
June 14, 15, 16 



Thanks to all of you who either wrote or 
responded otherwise to my most recent 
plea for news, etc.. First, let me note that 
the fall issue of The Archon contained no 
messages from your peripatetic Secretary. 
Accordingly, I did not comment on the 
death of Pete Wiles last July. But the 
obituary in the fall issue did a fine job of 
summing up Pete's interesting, produc- 
tive and colorful life. It could not, 
however, capture the affection so many of 
us felt for this remarkable guy. He will be 
greatly missed by many. Our thoughts 
and prayers are with his wife Harriet 
(who sent me a very kind note about 
Pete) and his family Happy cruising, old 
friend. ▼ Bob Chamberlain and his wife 
Ellie celebrated anniversary #40 last 
August 20. They have four children and 
eight grandchildren ages nine months to 
13 years. Bob is apparently retired as a 
special agent with Northwestern Mutual 
Life, but continues to serve key clients. It 
was sad to read that his health is not the 
best, but happy that the Chamberlains 
still manage to get to lovely Sanibel 
Island in Florida each March. ▼ The 
squire of Buffalo, Brew Hemenway, has 
been on the road again to the Western 
Highlands in Scotland and the Berkshires, 
among other destinations. In addition, he 
and Liz have recently added an eighth 
grandchild; seven grandsons and "one 
lovely granddaughter." When not 
unpacking, Brew keeps busy with the 
Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center 
(largest in the U.S.) as a member of the 
Executive Committee and with the 
Council on World Affairs. T Warren Hill 
reports "no news" but expresses regret 
that the Duffys may be moving. Warren 
had hoped to get back to Camden. His 
mother's family hails from Portland, just 
down the road from us. ▼ Ed Maxson is 
working hard to make our 50th Reunion 
next June 14-16. With some slight help 
from me, he's putting together an 
introductory mailing and, with others, 
attempting to raise an appropriate gift 
from our class. Thanks a lot, Max. ▼ Bill 
Silver (another traveler of note) and wife 



The Archon -Winter 1996 29 



Class Notes 



Marcia recently disembarked from their 
first cruise ever — aboard the Seaborn 
Spirit from San Juan to Granada and all 
the Caribbean isles along the way. Bill's 
son Jeff, the movie maker, has had a 
couple of big hits — "The Santa Clause" 
and "Don Juan DeMarco" with Marlon 
Brando. We saw "Don Juan" and enjoyed 
it a lot. Thanks for your good wishes, 
Bill. T Lyndy Watkins has been strug- 
gling with a broken ankle. The villain 
apparently was a motor bike! He still 
plans to be skiing in December. Lyndy 
still is in the wholesale boat business and 
has no plans to retire, "as long as it's fun." 
Thanks so much, Lyndy, for your 
thoughtful offer of help should we opt for 
Texas. ▼ Best to all for a super 1996. It 
should be quite a year — Olympics, the 
elections and, of course, the Class of 
1946's Half-Century Reunion June 14-16. 
Hope you'll be there. 



'47 



Samuel C. Gwynnejr. 

Secretary 

P.O. Box 2 

East Falmouth, MA 

02536 

(508) 548-4775 



For the last three years, your Secretary's 
requests for news have been well re- 
sponded to. (In fact, we have had some 




Alumnus and parent: Henry Dunker '47 
and Owen Gallagher P'97 meet at the 
Holiday Gathering in Boston. 

neighboring classes inquire as to how 
come '47 gets so much news of its 
classmates.) But, for some reason, the 
most recent mailing hit a dry hole. Zilch. 
Zippo. Nada. Rien. And so your 
Secretary finds himself in a situation 
much more similar to Secretaries of 
classes less communicative than ours — 



that of creating news for the Class Notes 
column. But your Secretary's job is made 
easier because '47 has a major project 
underway, and '47 also has its 50th 
Reunion coming up soon. I hope you all 
read the last Archon, which did such a fine 
job of depicting reunions — particularly a 
50th Reunion — at the GDA of the 1990s. 
Forty-five had a great turnout and a great 
time. Plan now to attend 1947's 50th. Be a 
part of it. As for our major project, there 
are still some stragglers among us who 
have not completed and returned the 
questionnaire for 1947's time capsule. If 
you need another questionnaire, please 
call Jennifer in the Alumni /ae Office (508- 
465-1763) or me (H-508-548-4775; W-508- 
771-5060). Don't be left out of this 
archive, which will be opened and read 
and studied by the senior classes in 2047 
and in 2097. ▼ And we'll close with a bit 
of news about a classmate whose news 
has not found its way into the Class Notes 
column in many years: me. Retired from 
the aluminum business in '88. Sold our 
home in Cleveland and relocated to our 
former summer cottage in Falmouth on 
Cape Cod. Found a "second career" with 
the Eastern College Athletic Conference 
("EC AC" to most of you, probably) that 
was totally unplanned. But I'm here and I 
love it. My Nancy and I find some time 
to do some traveling: in '93, Mexico; in 
'94 we spent the Christmas holidays in 
Scandinavia and Russia; in '95 a three- 
week pilgrimage to the Holy Land. We 
both sing in a choral group that (a) sang 
at the Clinton Inauguration, (b) welcomed 
the Tall Ships into Boston harbor and (c) 
will tour Europe this spring (concert in 
Germany, and four stops along the Rhine, 
Holland and Austria). Our main recre- 
ations are sailing and enjoying visits from 
our five children and six grandchildren. 
We are much blessed. 



'48 



Fred Beaudry: "Retired last April, and 
am pursuing other interests (golf, 
genealogy, gardening, travel). I bought a 
PC at age 65 and am trying to get up to 
speed. At this time, I can be found on 
Prodigy but may move to CompuServe. 
A family reunion is being planned for 
July 1996 here in Owego, so that and all 
the above keeps me occupied. Yvonne 
and I have one granddaughter." ▼ Ash 



Wanted: '48 Class Secretary 

Contact Jennifer LaCombe 

in the Alumni/ae Office 

508-465-1763 



Eames: "The big news is daughter Polly 
Kimball Eames is marrying Paulo 
Dominaitis from Argentina in Miami on 
December 3. Polly runs her own interior 
design business there." T Peter Wagner: 
"Retired two years ago. Founder, 
President, CEO of Segrets, Inc., a misses' 
sportswear company headquartered in 
Beverly, MA, with national sales of $25 
million. Wife and I spent five months on 
our 40-foot wooden sailboat cruising 
Puget Sound, San Juan Islands and 
Desolation Sound, Canada. Boat moored 
on Bainbridge Island, WA. Now spend- 
ing winter at our condo in Naples, FL." 



'49 



Archer B. des Cognets 

Secretary 

94 Vale Street 

E. Melbourne 

Victoria 3002, 

Australia 



While I am living in Australia, as recently 
reported in the last Class Notes, I was 
nevertheless back in Boston and had a 
lovely lunch with Manson Hall. Manson, 
somewhat like me, retired three or four 
years ago, but nevertheless finds himself 
right back teaching, which he thoroughly 
enjoys. Manson and I are owners of 
summer homes in Chatham on Cape Cod 
and, while I was not there at all this past 
summer, I fully expect to be next year and 
will plan to catch up with him again at 
that time. T In response to my letter 
asking for news from classmates, sadly I 
had a response from a law firm in Boston 
informing me that Jim Bever had passed 
away on June 9th, 1995. Jim was one of 
the originals in the Class of 1949, having 
started as a freshman with me and a 
handful of others in Moody House in the 
fall of 1945 — just 50 years ago. T Had a 
nifty letter from Bill Judson, who reports 
that all of his children (five sons, I 
believe), are doing well and that his 
squash game, which is three to four times 
a week, is superb and he is prepared to 
take on all comers. ▼ Rick Tyler, who 
resides in Salt Lake City, has been doing 
lots of traveling, including Alaska, Spain 
and the great state of Maine. Rick 
stopped by the Academy, which he had 



30 The Archon - Winter 1996 



not seen in over 40 years. Anyone that 
has been away that long will surely 
acknowledge a lot of changes, as Rick did. 
T In a letter from Bud Frame, one senses 
the same degree of enthusiasm for all 
those things non-academic for which he 
was well known in his Academy years. 
The letter head read, "Frame Gardens, 
Outstanding Quality for Fashion Home 
and Garden." When I mentioned to Bud 
sometime ago that I was going to retire, 
he said that was crazy and, to prove his 
point, he has created companies for 
companies. In a trip to New Zealand last 
year, Bud and his wife Peggy both did the 
bungee thing off the highest bridge in 
New Zealand at 281 feet. Most of Bud's 
letter suggested sanity, but this last bit 
suggested maybe that was not so. ▼ 
John Canepa has retired as Chairman of 
the Board of Old Kent Financial Corpora- 
tion, effective November 1, 1995. He will 
remain on as a director and, in addition, 
has taken on the role of Consulting 
Principal in the accounting firm of Crowe 
Chizer in Grand Rapids, where he has 
been affiliated for 25 years with Old Kent 
— 13 of those years as Chief Executive 
Officer. ▼ A letter from Irv Grossman 
should be quoted in its entirety but can't 
do — such a funny man. Two quotes, 
however: "My thoughts on the world: It 
could use a good bath! My thoughts on 
life in general: It's better than the 
alternative!" ▼ Had a nice note from 
Mansfield Smith with the possibility of 
plans to be in Australia in 1996 — I hope. 
He also expressed in a more somber note 
great concern for public education in the 
U.S., all of which places even more 
pressure on schools like Governor 
Dummer. ▼ A nice note from Al Hollis, 
who for 16 years has been the minister at 
the Union Congregational Church in West 
Palm Beach. Like most of us, he is giving 
serious thought to retirement, which in 
his case has the added significance of 
providing free time on the weekends. T I 
expect to be here in Australia for sure 
until May 1996, and after that, who 
knows? Look forward to hearing from 
anyone who might be coming this way. 



'50 



Alan F. Flynn, Jr. 

Secretary 

1 Katherine Road 

Rehoboth, MA 02769 

(508) 252-6482 



Reactions to our June '95 Reunion 
continued to arrive into November. T 
George Tulloch "had a marvelous time. If 
a quarter of the plans I made materialize, 
I'll be busy 'til the next Reunion." George 
flattered us all by saying, "The most fun 



was seeing old friends who had success- 
fully navigated after GDA and were the 
same great people they were then." T 
Dave Esty wrote, "since that magnificent 
Reunion, some wonderful non-commer- 
cial things have happened to me. I was 
awarded the National Ski Patrol's highest 
honor, The Distinguished Service Award, 
and was elected to join the Board of 
Directors of the World Sports Humanitar- 
ian Hall of Fame." All of us at the 
Reunion saw how Dave earns this kind of 
recognition. T After bragging about the 
Indians, Bob Comey acknowledged, "I 
thoroughly enjoyed the Reunion: the on- 
campus activities, the gathering at the 
Yesair's and the deep, late-night intellec- 
tual discussions at The Garrison. It was 
great to see everyone again, especially 
two old Perkins buddies, Mai Robertson 
and Willy Nordwind, whom I hadn't 
seen in 45 years." Three weeks after 
Reunion, Bob was back in New England 
for a six-week stay at his summer home 
in Small Point, ME. He received visits 
from both Tim Greene and Kim Page '49. 
▼ Rest assured that Ruth and David 
Yesair are committed for the long hall. 
Here is Dave's challenge to the class: 
"Ruth and I want to thank all our 
classmates, spouses and families for 
making our 45th Reunion a memorable 
event. Yes, we are looking forward to the 
50th at the turn of the century. I person- 
ally would like to see each and every 
classmate there." T The Class of 1950 
picture that appeared in the latest edition 
of The Archon was taken on Saturday 
evening and captures only about half of 
our group. One of the missing members 
was Rick Greenwood. "Although we 
were unable to partake of all the activities 
at Reunion 45th, Jean and I enjoyed 
ourselves, and I was pleased to see many 
of the guys who were back for the first 
time." T Peter Steinwedell's reaction 
was as follows: "What a great 45th 
Reunion the Class of 1950 had! The 50th 
will have to work harder to be better. 
Travel, elderhostel and fishing keep 
Kathy and me busy. Four super grand- 
children keep us happily retired." T I 
saw Dodge Morgan at St. George's 
School in Newport in November. He 
carried the GDA banner in St. George's 
Centennial Festival of Sports. On Friday 
night, he was the keynote speaker for the 
Centennial Sports Banquet. On Saturday 
morning, he was a panelist for the 
Centennial Symposium "Athletics in our 
Next Century." Dodge did a great job 
and was on the run, but shared two goals 
for Governor Dummer: (1) year-round 
school with hands-on summer sessions 
related to life skills, (2) a restructuring of 
faculty salaries and benefits to reflect 



merit for the group as a whole based on 
the performance of the team. His sights 
will shift to Antarctica in 1997. T Bill 
Fletcher "toured Scandinavia in June. 
Everything was excellent except the cost 
of everything. The experience makes one 
realize how much of a bargain it is to live 
in our country." T Late in the summer, 
Dick Patton and wife Lynda, along with 
another couple, spent a week on bikes 
touring the Burgundy area in France. 
"We biked 35 to 60 miles a day and drank 
some pretty good grape juice. Appropri- 
ate homage was paid to D.R.C. as we 
passed by the famed estate and no one 
dared to pick even one grape." The rest 
of the trip was on a sail boat in the 
Mediterranean. Writing in November, 
Dick indicated, "Ski season is rapidly 
upon us, and we are going to try to do a 
repeat at Mammoth Mountain with the 
Bishops and the Tullochs. Don could not 
believe snow drifts 20 feet tall. Believe it 
or not, I still work, but as little as pos- 
sible. The big 65 is looming next fall, so 
we shall see." T Again from Dave Esty, 
news that the Amherst Class of '54 
received the Distinguished Service 
Award, the first time an entire class has 
won it. "The citation is a thing of beauty. 
As President of the class for many years, 
the prize means more to me than any- 
thing else that has been bestowed on me 
personally. Another wee blow for 
mankind." ▼ More from Bob Comey: 
"Sallie and I are grandparents at last! 
Michael Patrick Lynch, Jr. (GDA, 2013) 
was born October 29th to our daughter 
Marcia and her husband Michael. After 
the Indians swept the Red Sox in AL 
playoffs, I was tempted to send Al Flynn 
a sympathy card, but feared he would 
have the last laugh and send the card 
back if the Indians lost to the Mariners or 
the Braves. My fears turned out to be 
true." T George Tulloch's second 
installment confirmed that a ski trip with 
Dick Patton and Don Bishop at Dick's 
place, Mammoth Mountain, is being 
planned. More importantly, "Son Daniel 
and wife Bethany produced fraternal 
twins on November 9th, bringing our 
grandchild count to five." T Temporarily 
living in Marlboro, MA, Tim Greene and 
Debbie will be moving into a new house 
in Millis, MA (91 Dover Road) on 
February 1, 1996. "We have one child at 
home until June. Jody, our youngest, is 
intern teaching at the Belmont Day School 
and attending classes at Lesley College 
Graduate School of Education." ▼ It was 
great to hear from Don Bishop. The 



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surprise was that there was no mention of 
Dick Patton, George Tulloch or Mammoth 
Mountain. Don is semi-retired from 
teaching and real estate. He and wife 
Polly run a B & B and rent a cottage and 
studio apartment in Eastham, MA, on 
Cape Cod. Polly also runs Sprindrift 
Pottery Shop in Orleans. They have a 
place in Brooksville, ME. "Love the 
Maine coast, have a cruising sailboat, sail 
Maine and southern New England coast." 
Don's two daughters both live in Rhode 
Island and, in the "small world" category, 
one runs an early childhood program 
called Little Friends Farm, which is both a 
competitor and a feeder for my school. ▼ 
Just under the wire came Mai 
Robertson's card. "Really enjoyed the 
get-together in June. Great seeing all the 
gang. Seemed like old times — we all 
kind of picked up right where we had left 
off. We should do it again!" We will, 
Mai, at Byfield 2000. Mai has postponed 
retirement to help a sign company with 
sales. For you musicians or jazz fans in 
the class, Mai "saw Hoagy's son Randy 
Bob on TV, but he didn't say anything 
about using my Dad's songs." ▼ Keep 
those cards coming and stay tuned for the 
next segment on Mammoth Mountain. 



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Howard C. Reith, Jr. 

Secretary 

7 Appaloosa Lane 

South Hamilton, MA 

01982 

(508) 468-0203 

Ted H. Barrows III 

Secretary 

136 Hope Street 

Bristol, RI 02809 

(401)254-1909 



45th Class Reunion 
June 14, 15, 16 

You do exist!! At least some of you do. ▼ 
George McGregor wrote to let us know, 
"This will be my 45th obligation — 
someone has to do it!" And, George, you 
indeed do it fine! T Dave Bullock 
bemoaned the fact that he had written to 
Ted and YHS didn't know. In any case, 
review the last Archon for Dave's activi- 
ties. Yes, indeed, Dave, I'm looking 
forward also. ▼ Bob Loutitt does, 
indeed, live. In fact, apparently quite 
nicely on Block Island. He mentioned 
seeing and greeting Ted Barrows and Bill 
Atwell last summer. "Tit" carelessly 



invited us all to give a call if we get to the 
Island. Lunch was not mentioned, but 
I'm sure that the omission was an 
oversight. ▼ Wes Muddle still has the 
financial monopoly of his New York 




Here's a thought: Frank Huntress '52 
(right) shares a thought with Woody and 
Dave Pope '51 P73'74'7578'84 during 
the Holiday Gathering. 

town, operating the insurance company, 
travel agency and marina. His boys have 
left; sadly, his dog went to "doggy 
heaven." He didn't mention lunch or 
dinner. ▼ Fred Hobbs is still toiling as a 
lawyer "...'til death, but that's OK." He is 
still married (28 years) and has three 
children. Fred, hopefully you will be able 
to break away and come up in June for 
the festivities. Dave and Ted are planning 
wondrous things. ▼ Ed Stockwell is 
confused. That's okay, Ed. At our age 
we're all confused. Children got married, 
and he is going to be a grandparent. 
Sorry I didn't get to see you this summer, 
but we took an extended boat journey to 
Block Island (Bob, I didn't know you 
lived there) and up to Maine. In any case, 
Ed has joined a "small batch bourbon 
tasting group." He also didn't mention 
lunch or dinner for visitors, but YHS 
assumes that you may get a little snifter 
of something better. ▼ Dave Pope sent a 
missive indicating the 45th festivities are 
getting well planned: Friday night soiree 
at Bill Lacey's, bash at school Saturday 
and party at their house on Sunday. I'm 
glad I take one day at a time. ▼ That's 
the news so far. Ted or YHS will be in 
touch shortly with updates. 



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Franklin E. Huntress, Jr. 

Secretary 

5C Independence Way 

Glover Landing 

Marblehead, MA 01945 

(617)631-4785 



John Burns: "Still in Ridgewood, NJ. 
Still with Shell — 40 years. Still golfing to 
a six handicap. Five grandsons and one 
granddaughter. Have second home in 
Westfield, MA, and spend much time in 
the Berkshires." ▼ Dick Nader: "After 
marrying off the last of four children and 
retiring from a three-year stint in the 
paper products business, I am now living 
the good life at Clearwater Beach, FL, 
doing a little boating, fishing and 
watching the beautiful sunsets over the 
gulf." ▼ Howard Quimby: "I finally 
found out what true freedom is all about: 
three sons all graduated from college and 
all three gainfully employed." ▼ Dave 
Powers: "As you know, I retired last year 
as V.P for Institutional Advancement at 
Colorado School of Mines after 37 years 
in education administration. I am 
presently Senior Consulting V.P for 
Grenzenbach Glier & Associates, Inc. of 
Chicago, a professional consulting 
fundraising firm providing services for 
institutions in the U.S. and elsewhere." 
T The Phantom: "Did you have a party 
Friday the 15th, 1952 at your home in 
Marblehead? Did you serve liquor to 
underage GDA students? Pine cone's? 
There is good news for The Archonl" ▼ 
Frank Huntress: "To the writer of that 
mysterious note, a bit of research amid 
very fond memories brought you out 
from cover. Could it be that 'golf ball' 
merchant of New Bedford or a wood- 
working artisan under my very nose? 
Got dial To SABU: I hear you were on 
campus back in August when you were 
on a senior citizen's trip to Gloucester 
and Maine. Next time in this area, you 
call me — for lunch at the Agawam Diner! 



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William C. Pinkham 
Secretary 
P.O. Box 369 
Glenmoore, PA 19343 

(610)942-3273 



We were sorry to learn from Larry Guild 
that he lost his wife Ginny to cancer July 
30th after a two-and-a-half-year fight. 
Larry said that he will always look back 
on our last Reunion as one of the good 
times during her illness. After 35 years 
with her, he now faces the challenge of 
going it alone. Those of us who were 
fortunate to meet Ginny understand and 
share in Larry's loss. ▼ News from Scott 
Lothrop is that he and his wife Doris 
have just entered semi-retirement and left 
Minnesota cold winters for the warmth of 



32 The Archon - Winter 1996 



the Tampa area. Scott says he'll be doing 
some planned-giving consulting and also 
enjoying the benefits of Crystal Lake, a 
retirement community. If the weather- 
man is right, we may all want to go visit 
Scott in February. T Carl Gibbs was 
impressed with Scottsdale, AZ, during a 
recent trip for a Mayo Clinic Conference. 
Apparently, he's getting cabin fever (or 
whatever you get in Santa Fe) because 
he's already planning another eastern 
tour in January to upstate New York and 
Boston, then hopefully to either Poland or 
Ireland (depending on how you interpret 
Carl's handwriting) in the spring. Carl is 
suggesting that I should just continue to 
travel and work. ▼ Jonathan Clifford's 
perspective is a bit different. He says, "I 
plan to work until I drop, which should 
be in about 15 minutes." T Donald Tracy 
sends best regards from Maine and writes 
that the Tracy family had an enjoyable 
summer on the Maine coast. Besides a 
trip to Virginia and one to coastal 
Canada, Don spent a lot of time working 
on the outside of his house. At the paint 
contractor's insistence, they changed the 
color for the first time in 20 years and 
moved up to the style of the 90s with new 
paint colors of an entirely different theme. 
(Sounds rather exotic.) But they like the 
results. Don is getting ready for the '95- 
'96 tax preparation season. He works 
mostly for people who have problems 
with the IRS. He just finished one 
person's taxes for every year from 1985 to 
1994. (Wow!) Can anyone top that one 
for forgetting to file? Don just learned 
that the IRS is now set up to compare tax 
returns with one's life style. Thanks for 
the good news, Don. ▼ Dr. James Parkes 
had his 60th birthday in March and just 
had a grandchild. He sends his best and 
says he has fond memories of his time at 
GDA. T Word from Charlie Palmer is 
that all is well with the Palmers. Charlie 
says that he spent a weekend with Tom 
King, and "the Big Fella is excellent." 
Sounds like a good time was had by all. 
▼ The Pinkhams spent the fall months 
caught up in work (and work travel), fire 
company activities and family. .and 
moving everything from couches to 
pianos to and from our kids'. (Ryder 
loves to see us coming.) For some reason, 
at least one a year moves from coast to 
coast, and this is the year for Tom and 
Becca to move to Sacramento in Decem- 
ber. Sue and I were fortunate to see Joe 
Hill and John Henry and their wives at a 
local GDA reception this fall. Hopefully, 
Joe and I will get together sometime soon. 
Our offices are only 20 minutes apart. 



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Michael B. Smith 

Secretary 

1315 Merrie Ridge Road 

McLean, VA 22101 

(703) 522-4582 



Dick Michelson spent last winter as a ski 
bum. He skied 58 different areas. He and 
his wife Judy just bought a new home. 



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George O. Gardner III 

Secretary 

53 Woodbury Lane 

Acton, MA 01720 

(508) 263-3052 



As you probably saw in the last issue of 
The Archon, we had a good turnout at our 
40th Reunion. Friday night, Bill Friend 
and his wife hosted a wonderful dinner 
at their home in Hamilton. Attendees 
were Fred Young, Roger Tompkins, Dave 
Brainerd, Tom Wende, Chris Beebe, Jack 
Pallotta, Bill Spence, Pogo Rolfe, Bill 
Stone, Rich Sears, Allan Keith, Frank 
Wolcott and your Class Secretary. A 
resounding thanks to Bill and his wife. T 
Moseley Chapel was filled to overflowing 
capacity for Bill Ardiff's memorial 
service. Our class was well represented. 
Many present and past faculty and 
administration attended. I sat next to Mr. 
Ragle, who said he is now mostly retired 
but still teaching a course or two in 
Maine. Dan Leary and his wife hosted a 
luncheon at his house after the service. 
Fred Scribner, Bill Friend, John Palmer, 
Pogo Rolfe, Bill Spence, Bill Stone, Peter 
Littefield and Chris Beebe were there. 
Headmaster Peter Bragdon also attended 
the luncheon and reminisced about Bill 
and Skip. ▼ Fred Young was elected 
President of Energies Global, Inc., in June. 
EGI is the owner and developer of private 
electric power generation facilities in 
Latin America. Their first plant is in 
Costa Rica. Hopefully this won't cut into 
the Youngs' 210 sailing in Gloucester. 



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James Dean III 

Secretary 

13 Circuit Road 

South Berwick, ME 

03908 

(207)384-9184 



40th Class Reunion 
June 14, 15, 16 



Joe MacLeod writes that he and his wife 
are eager for the Reunion and glad to 
help out in any way possible on the 
Reunion Committee. T Pete Renkert 
notes that he and wife Joanie traveled to 



Colorado for a two-week fishing trip, 
flyfishing for trout. They fished on 11 
different streams and rivers and caught 
and released over 100 fish. The biggest 
one was five pounds. T Tony Miller 
writes that he is still Master of his livery 
company in London. He will soon be 
entertaining many important dignitaries 
at the Mansion House in January. This 
event will be the biggest and grandest 
affair of his year in office, which ends in 
March of 1996. He is a stockbroker and 
grandfather of seven months and he still 
plays squash. Tony will be present for 
the Reunion. ▼ George Needham has 
accepted much responsibility for the 
shenanigans of the upcoming Reunion. 
We should give him a big hand. T Jim 
Dean notes that his daughter will be 
marrying Larry Silber on July 6th. He is a 
practicing chiropractor in Atlanta now, 
and she will be graduating from chiro- 
practic school in June. 



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58 



Lyman A. Cousens III 

Secretary 

4 Goodhue Road 

Boscawen, NH 03303 

(603) 796-6446 



Ralph E. Ardiff, Jr. 

Secretary 

238 Conant Street 

Danvers, MA 01923 

(508) 774-3336 



Newt Lamson reports that his second 
family, including an eight-year-old and a 
six-year-old, is keeping him very busy. 
He no longer plays golf on Saturdays, but 
instead is involved in his kids' baseball, 
soccer and basketball and has even been 
asked to coach lacrosse in the spring. It 
certainly sounds like a good way to keep 
young and fit. Newt also reported that he 
sold his business back in 1988 to a British 
firm, but bought it back after the eco- 
nomic nose-dive in 1993. He hopes to 
position himself to sell or merge once 
again. Newt is certainly living an active 
life. T As is Bob Kirkwood out in 
California. Bob recently remarried and 
managed to build a new house with his 
new bride without major incident. Bob 
figures that that bodes well for the future. 
His three sons are now graduated from 
college, and one of them is in law school. 
He continues to work in government 
relations for Hewlett Packard, which he 
finds to be most interesting and stimulat- 
ing. T Dick Clark reports that he is 
living in Key West and managing family 
properties while cruising around town on 
his bicycle. T Gump Hayden reports 



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Class Notes 



that he is still flying B-767s and B-757s for 
Delta, but will be looking at forced 
retirement in just four years. He com- 
mutes to Logan Airport in Boston from 
his home in southern New Hampshire. 
His two boys are now on their own, while 
his 16-year-old daughter is living with 
him when not attending boarding school 
in Pennsylvania. Gump is in contact with 
many of our classmates and bumped into 
Jack Morse riding first class in a Delta 
plane in Atlanta not long ago. Gump 
reports that Jack flies first class and wears 
$800 suits. If Gump exaggerated, I expect 
Jack Morse to send me a note to set the 
record straight. Gump also reported that 
Jim Sylvester is still operating Sylvester's 
Hardware Store in downtown Hanover 
and continues to pester Gump to buy one 
of Jim's newly-stocked goalie sticks, as if 
Hayden ever used anything other than 
his face to block a hockey puck in the 
past. T Mike Dunsford reports that his 
children are now getting married off out 
in Lake Tahoe and that his mountain 
home is nearing completion after being in 
progress for nearly five years. He still 
enjoys hiking and skiing and is still 
requesting a response from Kevin Leary 
regarding a possible get-together at 
Kevin's home in San Francisco. Actually, 
Kevin lives in the very exclusive S.F. 
suburb of Kentfield. ▼ Nuff Withington 
reported a bout with lyme disease, which 
explains the flea and tick collar around 
his neck, which he has been reported 
wearing at his classy Locke-Ober's 
Restaurant in Boston. Remember that 
mentioning Nuff's name at Locke-Ober's 
gets you a free drink. T Richard Morse 
reports from Tenwek Hospital in rural 
Kenya that two new buildings are 
currently being built and that a major 
fund-raising effort is underway to help 
with the project. His hospital last year 
had almost 10,000 admissions and 
handled 2,000 major surgeries and 2,500 
minor surgeries and delivered 2,200 
babies. Dick and his hospital provide not 
only medical care, but spiritual guidance 
to anyone who wishes to accept the 
Christian faith. Dick's son Rick recently 
graduated from medical school, and his 
daughter Joy graduated from Asbury 
College magna cum laude. Anyone 
wishing to contact Dick or contribute to 
his hospital fund-raising drive may write 
him at Tenwek Hospital, Box 39, Bomet, 
Kenya, East Africa. ▼ Keep those cards 
and letters coming. I wonder where 
Chick Carroll finds himself in his multi- 
year around-the-world adventure? 



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Mirick Friend 

Secretary 

50 Dorset Road 

Newton, MA 02168 

(617)965-0552 



Louis Frierson writes that his wife Ruthie 
is "a very successful realtor in New 
Orleans. Our son Lou, Jr. is in the video 
production business in Chicago, and our 
other son George is in graduate school at 
the University of New Orleans." Lou 
adds that he was highly honored and 
very flattered to be asked to be REP, King 
of Carnival, for the 1995 Mardi Gras. 
That is an honor! And probably lots of 
fun. T Bill Donnelly informs us that he 
has left the solo practice of independent 
consulting and is now the Director of 
Corporate Health Services at Health 
Management Resources in Boston. He 
writes that he and Joanne had a wonder- 
ful summer between Cape Cod and their 
home in Harvard, MA. Daughter 
Maryellen is a registered nurse in 
dermatology in Des Moines, and son Jay 
is starting his third year of his Ph.D. 
program in electrical engineering at 
UMass-Amherst. Incidentally, Bill's hand 
scratch is almost indecipherable. ▼ Steve 
Hesse writes that in July he joined United 
Energy Partners, a St. Louis-based energy 
management firm, as Executive V.P. 
They have just begun the process of 
establishing franchises nationwide in the 
top 100 markets. As of August, he says 
his two oldest children (Steve, Jr. and 
Katie) are both married, and the two 
young ones are filling the older ones' 
shoes at home. T Brian Marsh sent me 
the Annual Review of the Marsh Chris- 
tian Trust, a grant-making body he 
established in 1981 with £75,000 and 
which has now grown to £2,600,000. In 
1994, the Trust made grants to 235 
charities in the total amount of £147,000. 
The fields of the charities receiving the 
grants are in healthcare and medical 
research, environmental concerns, 
education and the arts, to name some. T 
Bill Whiting is passing milestones like 
the rest of us: He and Bobbi celebrated 
their 25th wedding anniversary this year, 
Brooke and Brad are graduating from 
college, and Bill is beginning to think 
about retirement from NYNEX, where he 
has been since graduating from 
Dartmouth. He informs us of a fascinat- 
ing project that he has been engaged in 
for several years. It seems that an ancient 
barn next door to him has been falling 
into disrepair over the years. The owner 



could not afford to restore it and offered it 
to the Topsfield Historical Society. A little 
research determined that it dates back to 
about 1720, making it one of the two or 
three oldest barns in the country. This 
year, Bill has been working with a group 
of citizens to rebuild the barn next to the 
Parson Capen House built before 1700. In 
doing this project, Bill has gotten the 
chance to use the antique hand tools that 
he has collected. 



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John C. Elwell 

Secretary 

266 High Street 

Newburvport, MA 

01950 

(508) 462-8749 



It was good to hear from some of our 
classmates. ▼ Brad Conant writes that 
after 19 years in retailing and ten years in 
credit management, he has joined Fidelity 
Investments in their 401 K division. He's 
now working with 23-year-olds (his 
eldest daughter's age) and is enjoying it. 
Says he should have done it years ago! 
Brad, we all hope you are successful, and 
please keep an eye on Fidelity's mutual 
funds Value and Select Health. T Greg 
Meyer registered a complaint that 
information he sent last time wasn't in 
the latest issue of The Archon. So, I 
checked my issue and it was there! In 
any case, Greg is currently attending 
Southern College, where he is taking 
biochemistry, microbiology, western 
world literature and Old Testament. Greg 
and his wife Joan are living in Zephyr 
Hills, FL, known for its good drinking 
water. O.K., Greg, did I get it all? Good 
luck in school. It must be exciting to 
return to days of yore! ▼ Charles 
Stewart dropped me a note from my 
second home area, Washington, D.C.. It 
appears that Charles is living closer to 
downtown D.C. than I did when I lived 
in D.C. Yes, Charles, I do have "deep 
roots" in the Newburyport area, but I 
spent my college days and ten years of 
teaching (Dunbar High School) in D.C. 
In addition, my wife is from Chevy 
Chase. It was great to hear from you, 
Charles! T Duke Morton wants every- 
one to know that his daughter Wendy 
Hudson has started the Cisco Brewers on 
Nantucket Island. Bailey's Ale, Whale's 
Tale Ale and Moore's Porter are three of 
the beverages available for East Coast 
seamen or shore-side tourists. Word is 
that Wendy and her husband Randy are 



34 The Archon - Winter 1996 



John Carroll '61 

Is in the Running Again 



GDA favorite son and former 
Vermont state Senator John Carroll '61 
is poised to make a bid for his state's 
second-highest elected post. 

Carroll, a Republican, who 
ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 
1994, declared his candidacy for 
Lieutenant Governor at a recent news 
conference in Montpelier, in which he 
outlined his plan to restore economic 
vitality to Vermont. 

"Working with leaders of 
both parties, I can provide the energy 
and the consensus-building that 
Vermont must have if we are to get 
government out of the way and get 
this state moving again," he said. 

Carroll served three years in 
the state senate before mounting an 
unsuccessful challenge of indepen- 
dent Representative Bernie Saunders 
for Vermont's lone House seat in 
Washington. 

selling all they can make. Gee. ..maybe 
Duke will send his GDA classmates (or at 
least the Class Secretary) a Cisco Brewery 
sampler for the holidays. T Dick Henry 
sends his regrets for being unable to 
attend the recent Reunion. Dick writes 
that he continues to be totally committed 
to the wonderful school that GDA is 
today. News from the Henry family: 
Eldest daughter Megan loves her job as 
Coordinator of Middle School History at 
Germantown Academy in Fort Washing- 
ton, PA, coaching field hockey, volleyball 
and lacrosse. Younger daughter Marion 
graduated from Princeton in May. She's 
doing a PG year at Penn, completing her 
pre-med requirements, anticipating 
beginning medical school within the next 
year or so. Son John graduated in June 
from Lawrenceville and is now a fresh- 
man at William and Mary where he is on 
the golf team. Dick, tell your son to say 
"hi" to Mike McGowan (a linebacker on 
William and Mary's football team) from 
his high school principal. Dick reports 
that Ben Stone's daughter Nan recently 
married a faculty member at 
Lawrenceville, and that they have been 
reminiscing about the old days in Byfield. 
Not that old yet, Dick. T Well, my time is 
up, and I thank you for yours. Best 
wishes for a happy holiday season and 
remember, if you're in the area, the porch 
light is on for you. 



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J. Stephen Sawyer 

Secretary 

3616 Beech Run Lane 

Mechanicsburg, PA 

17055 

(717)732-3908 



35th Class Reunion 
June 14, 15, 16 



Albie Booth writes that he and Lorine 
recently returned from Sodana, AZ, one 
of the beautiful stops in the USA. His 
business travels are taking him to China, 
Mexico and Europe — "three very 
different economies, as we continue to 
grow our business at Owens-Corning on 
a global basis." T Stan Thomas is 
staying busy with his work marketing 
treated wood products, primarily railroad 
ties, to railroad companies. He just 
returned from an enjoyable and success- 
ful pheasant hunt in South Dakota. He 
lives in the country and spent last 
weekend protecting his trees and 
seedlings from the annual onslaught of 
foraging deer. 



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'63 
'64 

'65 



Thomas S. Tobey 

Secretary 

59 West Portola 

Avenue 

Los Altos, CA 94022 

(415) 941-5060 

T. Burke Leahey 

Secretary 

160 King Caesar Road 

Duxbury, MA 02332 

(617)934-6263 



Peter P. Morrin 

Secretary 

1288 Bassett Avenue 

Louisville, KY 40204 

(502) 456-2397 



H. Laurence Henchey, Jr. 

Secretary 

85 High Street 

Reading, MA 01867 

(617)662-2588 

lhenchey@bbn.com 



Kenneth A. Linberg 

Secretary 

6775A Pasado Road 

Isla Vista, CA 93117 

(805) 685-1868 

linberg@lifesci.lscf. 

ucsb.edu 



In the late summer, Peter Sargent, 

Associate Professor of Physiology at 
U.C.S.F., reported that he was on sabbati- 
cal, "having a blast learning some 
molecular biology (state of the art phage 
display techniques)" and lamenting, "Oh, 
to be a student of science permanently!" 
A more recent e-mail from him indicated 
that this fascinating hiatus was over and 
that it was back to teaching once again! 
T Dwight Nicholson kindly updates us 
on his activities of late: "Sorry I didn't 
make it to the Reunion; it looked like a 
good time. Still practicing architecture in 
Salt Lake City and benefiting from the 
growth in this area. My oldest son was 
off to college this fall; he picked a college 
by how closely it resembled a Grateful 
Dead concert. My youngest son is ski 
jumping four days a week on the new 
Olympic facility and loves it. Would like 
to hear from any classmates on their trips 
through Utah, or on ski vacations." T 
Craig Johnson offers these thoughts: "If 
life is prep school of hard knocks, I'm 
afraid that I'm no closer to 'graduation' 
than I was when I left GDA. The lessons 
are more elusive than those obscured by 
the archaic language in Caesar's Gallic 
Wars (Where is Buster Navins when I 
really need him?). I'm increasingly 
grateful for family and friends/class- 
mates who appreciate me in spite of the 
persistence and depth of my ignorance." 
He concludes, "I would welcome news of 
any of life's lessons that any of you have 
mastered. These are the truest 'mile- 
stones.'" Craig continues his duties at 
Wells Fargo Bank here in the Channel 
City, as well as his passionate involve- 
ment with the Santa Barbara Cycling 
Club. ▼ Al Chase writes in, "This was a 
great summer and fall for enjoying 
baseball. I took my two youngest sons, 
Tim (14) and Chris (13), to games at 
Fenway Park, SkyDome (Toronto), Tiger 
Stadium, Wrigley Field and Camden Yard 
(Baltimore). I was also at Fenway to 
celebrate winning the Division title and to 
bemoan being eliminated from the 
playoffs by the Indians. I also took in a 
game of the World Series in Atlanta. Our 
plans are to take a three-month sabbatical 
this next summer, teaching and traveling 
in Eastern Europe: Croatia, Romania, 
Russia and the Ukraine." T Don 
Crocker, confessing to being a great fan of 
e-mail, submitted his electronic update 
that he "was sorry to miss the Reunion in 
June. I can't remember what happened, 
but something came up at the last minute 
and I wound up not being able to go. I 
apologize to Al Chase, because I told him 
I planned to be there. I hope everyone 
had a great time, telling each other how 



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Class Notes 




Holiday chat: GDA Director of Annual Giving Betsy Winder 
meets Dana Woodward '66 and his wife Ronna at the Holiday 
Gathering in Boston. 



nobody's changed a bit, etc.! The year 
2000 should be a pretty easy date to 
remember for the next one." He also 
reported that his two daughters are now 
in college, one at Gettysburg and the 
other at McGill. ▼ Chester Parasco is 
doing well and recently, along with his 
father, completed a most engaging 
odyssey to Athens and Constantinople, 
the latter venue so distressingly grimy 
that he vows to hereafter refer to that 
sacred city by its current moniker, 
Istanbul. T Last, and far from least, is the 
exciting news that Sandy and Bill Russell 
are the proud parents of a son, Aiden 
William Russell. A candidate for the 
Class of 2013? Congratulations to all 
three of you! 



'66 



30th Class Reunion 
June 14, 15, 16 

Len Johnson: "My wife Christine and I 
have enjoyed trips to Essex to watch 
construction on Hog Island for the film, 
The Crucible. The lab is now 12 years old, 
and the cat's on a diet. Fancy that!" T 
Tim Keeney: "Several months ago, I 
moved my job from Commissioner, 



Wanted: '66 Class Secretary 

Contact Jennifer LaComne 

in the Alumni/ae Office 

508-465-1763 



Department of Environmental Protection 
in Connecticut to Director, Department of 
Environmental Management for Rhode 
Island. Same job, different state. Gov. 



Almond is the perfect 
boss! So if there are 
any alumni/ae out 
there in Rhode Island, 
expect to see DEM 
permits more quickly 
processed and the DEM 
much more customer 
friendly." T John 
Trickey: "I have 
finished my travels into 
the heartland and 
westland of the U.S. 
and will now be 
concentrated in the 
Northeast. I will be 
visiting Richmond, 
Pittsburgh, New York 
City, Philadelphia, etc.. I would love to 
hook up with any classmates when I am 
in those areas. Give me a call at (413) 253- 
7783." 



'67 



Bennett H. Beach 

Secretary 

7207 Denton Road 

Bethesda, MD 20814 

(301)951-9643 



David Marsh is an epidemiologist with 
Save the Children and travels all over. 
His major interest is on southern Africa, 
especially Mozambique, Malawi and 
Angola. David regrets that Americans are 
so critical of foreign aid. He thoroughly 
enjoyed all the Beatles activity last fall. ▼ 
No epidemiologists are needed in the 
Greenberg household in Portland. 
Stanley Greenberg reports that Aaron 
George, born August 24, is doing well. T 




A sad note: Harper Follansbee's wife 
Barbara died last summer after a coura- 
geous 16-month battle with cancer. 
Harper also lost his father last year. T 
Sid Bird continues to enjoy Candaff, NH, 
where his activities include volunteering 
as a county mediator and a fireman. 
Racquetball is Sid's favorite sport. ▼ Ben 
Beach's son Carter, a freshman who 
recently turned 15, has just zoomed past 
5'7" and, thus eclipsed his father. "He 
could never have made the fabled 
Elephant Backfield," says old number 41. 
Carter was the starting goalie for 
Bethesda-Chevy Chase's junior varsity 
soccer team. T Try to be in Toronto next 
summer for the American Psychological 
Association's annual convention. The 
APA will present the George A. Miller 
Award for outstanding paper in general 
psychology (Division 1) to Ted Dix. All 




Home on the range: Restaurateur Andy 
Leonard '66 in his Topanga, CA, home 
with his wife Jesse, daughter Riley (two 
and a half) and son Jack (two months). 



Celebrating in Boston: GDA Trustee Bil 
Alfond '67 (left) and Marc Tucker '68 
spend a few minutes together at the 
Holiday Gathering. 



that practice with/on the Ingham JVs is 
paying off. T Carter Evans spent his 
college years in Atlanta, and now he's 
back — sort of. He is busy running 
Arrow Shirt down in the home of the 
1996 Olympics, but he is commuting from 
Stamford, CT, where he gets to change the 
diapers of Grace, now a year old. As for 
Arrow, Carter says, "Look for the new 
lines over the next year." ▼ Also 
sampling Dixie is Joe Schwarzer, who 
gave up Worcester for North Carolina's 
Outer Banks. Joe was selected to direct 
the new Graveyard of the Atlantic 
Museum, opening in Hatteras in 1997. 
Oldest son Franklin, back from a Siberian 
sojourn, is a sophomore at Johns 
Hopkins. ▼ Don Congdon writes, 
"Presently, I drive from Concord to 
Durham every day to be at home and 
help my parents when I can. I also drive 
a girl in Concord to N.H. Tech every day. 
Looking forward to warm weather so I 
can play some tennis. Spent the whole 



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summer in Wolfeboro last year.' 



'68 
'69 



70 
71 



Carl F. Spang, Jr. 

Secretary 

55 Wiswall Road 

Durham, NH 03824 

(603) 659-5936 

carlspang@aol.com 



Jeffrey L. Gordon 

Secretary 

Slocum, Gordon & Co. 

P.O. Box 669 

39 Mill Street 

Newport, RI 02840 

(401)849-4900 



J. Randall Whitney III 

Secretary 

65 Nashoba Road 

Concord, MA 01 742 

(508) 369-0914 



Edgar S. Catlin III 

Secretary 

45 Meadowbrook Road 

Brunswick, ME 04011 

(207) 729-3488 



25th Class Reunion 
June 14, 15, 16 

Peter Alf ond writes, "Life is going 
terrifically as a single Dad with four 
children." Peter has a son attending 
Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, MA, a 
daughter at Hotchkiss and two daughters 
in Oregon. Peter looks forward to seeing 
everyone at the Reunion in June, and in 
the meantime, he is living "on a plane 
between Puerto Rico, the Dominican 
Republic and New England and working 
hard to make good shoes." T Jim Lourie 
writes from Bellingham, WA, where he 
lives with a son and daughter "and, most 
luckily, a wife." He teaches English as a 
second language at Edmonds Community 
College. Jim writes, "It is just recently 
that I have thought of GDA and what 
high expectations mean to my students. I 
am thankful to have had some important 
time with you all." T Rick Nietsch plans 
to attend the 25th Reunion with his wife 
Patti and son Eric, eight, and daughter 
Katrina, six. ▼ Dr. Chuck Samaras is 
practicing General and Cosmetic Surgery 
in the Lowell /Chelmsford area and lives 
in Andover with his wife Karen and 
daughters Alexia and Leah. Chuck is 
playing golf three times a week and is 
involved in civic activities such as Boys' 
Club and Rotary. He sees Bill Shack 



quite a bit and also Andy Costello '69. 

Chuck poses the timeless question: "Jeff 
Hall, are you still on this planet?" ▼ 
Mike Wellman will be at the Reunion 
with his wife Lynn and three sons, Mike 
(nine), Ben (six) and Zachary (one-and-a- 
half). In December, Mike will be pro- 
moted to Managing Director of Korn 
Ferry International, New York office. T 
As is Peter Alfond, I am also completely 
absorbed with the joys of single parenting 
— Andy (nine), Jim (seven) and Betsy 
(five). A year and a half ago, I left a 40- 
lawyer firm to practice as a sole practitio- 
ner. It has been a great move. My practice 
is concentrated in corporate, commercial, 
banking, estate planning and real estate 
law. T Al Brewer reminds me to tell you 
all to mark your calendars for June 14-16, 
1996 for the Reunion and to watch your 
mail from the Academy for notices 
regarding the Reunion schedule and 
opportunities to contribute to Reunion 
fund-raising. ▼ David Cain writes from 
Kihei, Maui, "I have a new addition to 
my family — Adeline, now ten months 
old. She joins Erika, three, and Nick, five. 
I'm selling lots, long distance, on Lake 
Sunapee. Aloha." ▼ I received a nice 
letter from Julian Ellis. He writes, 
"Many thanks for your letter about GDA 
and things. I had the thought that no one 
from the Class of '71 could be as delin- 
quent as myself in missing functions and, 



despite your letter, I think I am still right. 
However, your transatlantic missive has 
encouraged me to some action and a gut 
feeling that I should visit the states for the 
first time in 25 years. That's still a gut 
feeling, and no promises as we have a lot 
of work on in the spring. June 14-16 is in 
the diary and that counts for a lot six 
months in advance. I'm now in North 
Wales running an environmental business 
in Snowdonia National Park. A nice place 
to be and work hard. Basically, we are all 
about education and training in science 
and practical conservation. I've pub- 
lished the occasional book, run the odd 
marathon, led a few expeditions to wild, 
snowy, mountainous places around the 
world and last year completely wrecked 
my ankle hill-running in the Welsh 
Championships. And that is why I am 
writing letters instead of bounding 
around the mountains of Snowdonia this 
sunny Saturday afternoon in late fall. 
Next year will be a different story, 
though." 



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Geoffrey A. Durham 

Secretary 

504 Roosevelt Drive 

Libertyville, IL 60048 

(708) 549-8407 



Rob Bryan writes that he and his wife 




In the Big Apple: Among 
those attending GDA's New 
York City reception in 
November were (clockwise 
from top left) Shad 
Tubman'54, with Headmaster 
Peter Bragdon; Dean 
Harrison '80 and Helen 
Mackay-Smith Mazarakis '80; 
and Bruce Sheldon '73, 
Woodbridge Wallace 74 and 
Peter Lenane '75. 




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Class Notes 




Two heads: GDA Headmaster Peter W. 
Bragdon joins Michael Mulligan 71 , 
headmaster of Thacher School in Ojai, 
CA, on a swing through the West Coast. 

Tulle have spent the past year building a 
small house on the coast of Harpswell, 
ME. Yes, they now have a new address: 
Rob and Tulle Bryan, RR 2, Box 311, South 
Harpswell, ME 04079. Rob recently 
started working for the Maine Audubon 
Society as a forest and wetlands habitat 
ecologist. He'll be working with paper 
companies in the north woods and local 
communities in southern Maine to 
improve conditions for wildlife. T Bill 
Connolly has left J.R Morgan to become 
Senior Vice President at ABN AMRO, the 
large Dutch banking group. His im- 
proved commute — New Canaan, CT, to 
Park Avenue vs. Wall Street — sits better 
with his wife Martha and his four 
children. ▼ All is reportedly going well 
for Tom McDougall. He looks forward to 
the 25th Reunion in 1997 and hopes many 
of the Class of '72 attends. Tom reports 
that he will relinquish the duties of Class 
Agent at that time, so if any one is 
interested, please let it be known. T 
Dick Oedel is still running Spir-it, a food 
service disposable manufacturer, and 
having a great time. His son Bill (five) is 
in pre-school. His wife Marie has retired 
from investment banking and from being 
the director of a museum. ▼ Bill Frost is 
still living in Beverly. He has resigned 
from the Bass River Tennis Club after 20 
years and now teaches at Danvers 
Racquetime. Bill still dabbles in real 
estate and investment properties, too. T 
Chris "Swede" Swenson is being house- 



husband with his two kids and occasion- 
ally tours with his one-man show. He 
just picked up the book Living Without A 
Goal, and thinks he's been doing that. T 
Sarah Ewell Smith writes that she is 
working at The Sea Parrot about 30 hours 
a week. They make dichroic stained glass 
kaleidoscopes and dichroic glass jewelry. 
Margo (nine) and Zach (seven) keep her 
busy at night with spelling lists and book 
reports. She does volunteer and fund- 
raising work at their school to round out 
her week. ▼ Dr. Charlie Bouchard and 
his wife are enjoying remodeling their 60- 
year-old house in Glen Ellyn, IL, and they 
are learning more than they ever wanted 
to know about sump pumps and iron 
filters. Charlie reports his ophthalmology 
practice at Loyola University Medical 
Center enables him to keep up with 
interesting immunology research while 
seeing patients and working with 
residents. T Tracy Will writes that his 
first book was published in July 1994 — 
Wisconsin, by Tracy Will, Compass 
American Guides, imprint of Fodor's 
Travel. Tracy is the owner and reporter 
for Wisconsin Health Policy Report and 
Update; editor for John Wiley & Sons and 
Van Nostrand Reinhold through local 
typesetter; and edits the monthly news- 
letter for St. Dunstan's Episcopal in 
Madison. Tracy married Gay Strandemo 
in July 1989. They have two sons, Roland 
(born June, 1991) and Glenn (born May, 
1993). Tracy has been in Madison since 
1972 and has "done it all" — from 
cooking and washing dishes to develop- 
ing professional disciplinary guidelines 
for state medical professionals, from 
driving cabs to immune research — all 
while attending the University of 
Wisconsin (B.A. '88). A lot to catch up on, 
since this is Tracy's first correspondence 
since leaving GDA. ▼ No news from 
Commander John "Jack" Halloran since 
he is out of the Navy, and we no longer 
have his current address. The letter I sent 
was returned. If anyone knows where 
Jack is, tell him we could use his new 
address. T Warwick Potter writes, "It 
was great to see Mark Woodbury, Steve 
Routhier, Woody Foster and Frank 
Holmes back in October. We will always 
remember our friend George. I am still 
building and contracting in York, ME, 
and around the Portsmouth, NH, area." 
▼ Life in Libertyville, IL, is much the 
same. Geoff Durham is enjoying the 
Northwestern University football team's 
ride to the Rose Bowl. As an N.U. alum, 
it has been a long ride. The family is fine. 



Wife Jana keeps busy with daughter 
Andrea (eight) by being the Brownie 
leader, working at school and helping 
with school fund-raising. Jana and I are 
the fund-raising chairpersons for the local 
Parent-Teacher Organization. We raise 
between $7,000 to $10,000 a year for the 
school. I am still with Allstate Insurance 
Company. 



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Richard J. Love 

Secretary 

23 Merrimack Street 

Concord, NH 03301 

(603) 228-1530 



Pamela J.M. Toner 

Secretary 

223 Riverside Drive 

Fairfield, CT 06430 

(203) 254-2371 



Peter McSherry is very busy with 
identical twins Benjamin William and 
Gabriel James, born in June. His wife 
Eileen is working at Polaroid, and he is 
running his own business, McSherry 
Designs, which consults to the electronic 
publishing industry. His e-mail address 
is mcdesign@shore.net. T Winters are 
wonderful for Whitney Schmidt, who is 
enjoying life in Tampa, FL. He is practic- 
ing law and restoring VWs. ▼ I am still 
trying to decide on an internet provider. 
Or should I subscribe to America On- 
Line, Prodigy or CompuServe? I will 
keep you posted. What is your e-mail 
address? 



Wanted: 75 Class Secretary 

Contact Jennifer LaCombe 

in the Alumni/ae Office 

508-465-1763 



75 



David Bohman stopped by GDA this fall. 
He is and anchor/ investigative reporter 
for WDTN in Dayton, OH. T Lisa 
Johnson: "All is well in North Carolina. 
My daughter MeiLi turns one on Decem- 
ber 13, 1995, and she keeps me busy. 
What time she doesn't take up is spent at 
Carolina Day School, where I've been for 
the last seven years." ▼ Anne (Mackay- 



38 The Archon - Winter 1996 



Smith) Vance: "I have just moved to 
Westport, CT, have an historical novel 
making the rounds of publishers and am 
overseeing the construction of our new 
house in Sharon, CT." 



76 



Carol Ann Goldberg- 

Aydin 

Secretary 

301 East 94th Street, 24B 

New York, NY 10128 

(212)410-1781 



th class Reunion 
June 14, 15, 16 



77 



Carolyn L. Borwick 

Secretary 

95 Haseltine Street 

Bradford, MA 01 835 

(508) 372-9006 



Congratulations to Tom and Kate (Wise) 
Tewksbury on the birth of their daughter 
Mackenzie Wise on October 19. 
Mackenzie was 7 lbs. 6 oz. at birth. She 
and her big brother Taylor, age three, are 
doing just fine. Her parents, on the other 
hand, are a tad weary-eyed. Kate would 
love to see anyone who may be visiting 
the Baltimore area. ▼ Perrin Long is a 
chef-instructor at New Hampshire 
College in Manchester, NH. He still lives 
in Portsmouth, NH, with his wife Julie 
and their two children, Perry and 
Madeline. He works Friday and Saturday 
evenings at Karen's Restaurant in 
Portsmouth. Come visit! ▼ Mark 
Vorreuter writes, "I've started wearing a 
suit and tie, and it's pretty depressing...." 
Gee, Mark, you should work with me. 
We don't wear "business attire" at 
Charles River Labs! T Joe Pietrafesa 
wrote (twice!) that, "Life is still hectic. 
Cathy and children Catherine (nine), Mia 
(six), Christina (four) and Joseph (two) 
just returned from our summer home at 
the Jersey Shore. I continue to travel most 
of the year. Business is good. Hey, what 
happened to the alumni lax game?!" It 
seems that the children are running their 
lives. He says hello to all, and to Phipp: 
"How's fatherhood?" ▼ Does anyone 
know where Tom Knudsen or Jeanne 
Walz Gorham are? Their letters were 
returned to me with no forwarding 
address. T Geoffrey and I have bought a 
house (whew!) and are now living in 
Bradford, MA, not too far from Vicki 
(Papaioanou) Murphy and her family. 
She is working part-time at the Haverhill 
Public Library, so I guess I'll have to stop 
by to get a library card soon! Our two 
children, Andrew (two) and Sarah (six 



months), are doing well and growing 
faster than we'd like! T Heather Blair is 
living in Wells River, VT, (40 minutes 
north of Dartmouth College) with her 
husband Rob Cutler and children 
Elizabeth (four-and-a-half), Andrew 
(three) and David (14 months) and 
nephew William (ten-and-a-half). She 
and Rob have two companies, Vermont 
Software (software development) and The 
Connecticut River Network (internet 
access, etc.), also in Wells River. She 
works there part-time. She would love to 
hear from friends, and e-mail is best: 
heather.blair@connriver.net. 



78 



Scott M. Pope 

Secretary 

25 Tidewater Farm 

Road 

Greenland, NH 03840 

(603) 436-2903 



Jon Palais is being inducted into the 
Martial Arts Hall of Fame. It will be at a 
black tie dinner in Hartford, CT, this 
March. At the same meeting, Jon will be 
given an eighth degree black belt, the 
ultimate rank in martial arts. Jon is both 
a teacher and practitioner in all styles of 
martial arts. 



79 



Laura J. Roome 

Secretary 

917 Heatherstone Drive 

Winston-Salem, NC 

27104 

(910)659-8199 



The '79ers are baby booming again! T 
Elizabeth and Brian Starr announce the 
birth of their second son, Reid Hamilton 
Starr, on October 8, 1995. Brian also 
passes along news of the birth of 
Campbell Esten Queen in September to 
Jill and Steve Queen. Campbell is their 
first. T Kristen and Jeff Garnett an- 
nounce the birth of their second daughter 
Kristina on August 25, 1995. Congratula- 
tions to all! ▼ Monique Cremer 
Duckworth writes (finally) that after 
graduation from U.V.M. she spent the 
next five years traveling. In 1990, she 
married Doehne Duckworth and together 
they own the Cactus Cafe in Stowe, VT. 
She welcomes all to visit. ▼ In October, I 
was promoted to personnel and training 
manager for K-Mart. My new responsi- 
bilities were a bit overwhelming at first, 
but I'm looking forward to all of the 
challenges. Due to these new responsi- 
bilities and everything else that's part of 
my life, I have resigned from my position 
as Class Secretary. Avery Woodworth has 



agreed to take over, and I hope all of you 
will keep him informed as you have me. 
I would still love to hear from any and all 
of you, especially if you happen to be in 
the western North Carolina area. And 
thanks, Avery! 



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Erica J. Goode 

Secretary 

74 R Thaxter Street 

Hingham, MA 02043 

(617)749-7284 



Jennifer G. Steward 

Secretary 

715 Main Street 

Boxford, MA 01921 

(508) 352-7694 



15th Class Reunion 
June 14, 15, 16 

Apologies to classmates who sent me 
these notes some time ago. Unfortu- 
nately, the publisher's deadline is quite 
early, and many notes and letters arrived 
too late to be placed in the fall issue of The 
Archon. Even late updates are great to 
get, though! Thanks for staying in touch. 
T Eric Adell wrote that his family is 
keeping him and wife Patty very busy. 
Daughters MacKenzie, who will be four 
soon, and Tory, one, are loving their new 
home. It is in "a great family develop- 
ment with lots of playmates." Eric was 
very disappointed to miss both Benay's 
and Keller's weddings, but work has 
been keeping him very busy. T Peter 
Brandli sent word that he and wife Gail 
are doing very well in Hoboken, though 
it sounds like they're doing what my 
husband Chris and I did frequently while 
we were living in New York — trying to 
escape on weekends! Summers are spent 
"anywhere between Long Beach City, NJ, 
and Montauk, NY." Peter's been "busy 
doing building renovations and renting 
out apartments in Hoboken. I guess I am 
a 'slumlord'. Anyone thinking of moving 
to Hoboken should give me a call! It's a 
great town. Our family still consists of a 
pitbull named Emily and a shepherd 
named Willy. If anyone sees Mike Reilly, 
tell that dog to call me!" T Rebecca 
Dudley sends word from Seattle, WA, 
where she and her husband John moved 
after her graduation from University of 
Illinois' master of architecture program. 
Not surprisingly, Becky was extremely 
successful in her studies, and received 
first prize from the Skidmore, Owings 
and Merrill Foundation. Becky plans to 
use the prize, a traveling fellowship of 
$10,000, to visit Japan. When she returns 



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Class Notes 



to Seattle, she will continue in her 
position as an architect for N.B.B.J., an 
architecture, design, and planning firm, 
which is tightly affiliated with countries 
in the Pacific Rim. T Joanne Leary and 
husband Roy Lenardson have been very 
busy. In November, they moved to a new 
home in Winthrop, ME. On September 
26, they welcomed the arrival of a son, 
Anders Leary Lenardson. Daughter 
Christine is two-and-a-half. Congratula- 
tions to all! T Sergio Obadia writes that 
he "finished a master's in health care 
administration at Villanova University 
and quickly went to work for 
Philadelphia's First Microbrewery We 
make 'Independence' beer. It should be 
in Boston by December '95. Looking 
forward to Reunion in June." ▼ David 
Ryan wrote with words of praise to the 
Alumni/ae Office for keeping track of 
him. Not an easy task, as his position 
with the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank 
has posted him in six countries (Bahrain, 
China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Turkey and 
Vietnam) in the past eight years. David 
joined Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank in 
1988 after completing an M.S. in econom- 
ics from the London School of Economics. 
Right now David and his wife are in 
Hanoi where they expect to stay for 
another year. "Vietnam is a place with 
great potential, but with great hurdles. 
Of course any GDA alumni/ae are very 
welcome if they're in the area!" David 
did return to New England last summer. 
He and his wife had their "annual 
vacation at Rye, NH, and spent a great 
day with Ben Frost and his two great 
kids." ▼ Vinca Ingram Weatherly and I 
had a nice conversation before the 
holidays. She sounds very happy with 
her life in southern California. Work and 
family keep her quite busy. Daughter 
Julianna is almost eight, and son Christo- 
pher is three. She and husband John 
sound as though they love being parents! 
Vinca says that her work as a presentation 
designer for Amgen is exciting. As 
always she sends love and good wishes 
to many classmates, particularly Clarissa 
(Dane) Davidson and Jennifer 
(Malamud) Schaeffner. T Again, thanks 
to all who have been in touch. You have 
certainly made getting the mail far more 
appealing! 



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Nancy Lord Wickwire 

Secretary 

33 Caron Road 

Bedford, NH 03110 

(603) 472-8993 



Brandon Clark is in Pasadena, CA. He 
writes, "For the past few years, I have 
been working on the Phantom of the Opera 
and Miss Saigon national tours, doing 
their merchandising. My lover Drew and 
I just bought our first home, a 1907 
Craftsman bungalow in Pasadena. We 
are now scavenging the local swap meets 
to furnish it. Still doing the acting thing, 
appeared in Batman Forever and in an 
episode of Love and War. Call if you're in 
the LA /Pasadena area: H (818) 398-0036 
or W (213) 356-3844." T Cornelia 
Woodworth is also in sunny California. 
She and her husband have moved to 
Menlo Park, CA. She writes, "I am 
working as a program manager at 
Hewlett Packard in their Net Server 
Division. Both Brett and I love it here. 
Big improvement from N.Y.." ▼ Chuck 
Yerkes is leaving N.Y.C.. "Now is my 
sixth year of my three years in N.Y.C.. I 
just finished over two years as a consult- 
ant at J. P. Morgan's Internet Services 
Group. Now I'm exploring unemploy- 
ment. Hope to stay unemployed as long 
as possible, and at least until the end of 
ski season. Hoping to head west in the 
spring." T Robin Fasciano Gianis 
writes, "Phoebe Mead Gianis, born June 
24, 1995 to Alex and me. We are not sure 
where her blue eyes came from since we 
are both brown eyed, but she is the light 
of our life. I am taking time to be a 
mommy and am in no rush to head back 
to work. Maybe in a year or so...." ▼ 
Also lucky enough to be full-time moms: 
Erica (Norton) Lewis and Martha 
(Lawlor) Krauch! Neither one sent in a 
card, but I have ways of getting my 
information! Erica and her husband live 
in Newton, MA, with their two kids, 
Cameron and Hannah. Until she read it 
in The Archon, Erica had no idea that she 
lived so close to Alison (Miller) Montague 
and to Martha. Now those three moms 
"do lunch" on a fairly regular basis. T 
Martha (Lawlor) Krauch is a new mom: 
Emily Lawlor Krauch was born just ten 
days past schedule on June 13, 1995. 
Martha is taking a year off from teaching 
to hang with the Krauchette. She and 
husband Gary are due to close on a house 
in Chelmsford, MA, and should be 
moved in there by the first of the year. ▼ 
Alison (Miller) Montague is a new mom, 



too, and also failed to send in her card. 
But we had "Babyfest '95" this past 
August on Cape Cod with the Krauchs, 
Wickwires and Montagues, and I met 
Gabriel Lewis Montague in person! Born 
just after midnight on July 5, Gabriel 
missed Independence Day by about 62 
seconds. Gabriel weighed in at ten-and- 
a-half pounds! Big baby. Alison is back 
to work at Lotus, but is able to work part- 
time, Mondays, Tuesdays and half-days 
Wednesdays. ▼ Nancy (Lord) Wickwire: 
My due date was May 1, but I went in for 
a pre-natal checkup on March 21 at 11 
a.m.. The midwife asked me if I knew 
what pre-eclampsia is. I said not exactly. 
She said you have it. Call your husband. 
3:05 p.m. emergency C-section and ta-da: 
Edward McEwan Wickwire, 4 lbs. 15 oz. 
A little skinny, but otherwise healthy as a 
horse. Parenthood is fun, especially once 
you get through the sleep deprivation 
period. Ed is looking forward to his first 
Christmas, where he will undoubtedly 
attempt to eat wrapping paper. T Brice 
Massey writes, "Hi friends. What a long, 
strange trip it continues to be! Currently 
engaged and living happily in Seattle. 
Manager in International Sales for 
software company with frequent flier 
miles approaching 100K! I think of GDA 
often." So maybe Brice will use those 
miles for a flight to the 15th Reunion next 
year! T Heather Vickers Ryan is 
working full time at Lotus. Runs into 
Alison quite often. Heather and husband 
Joe are renting a house in Hamilton. Will 
probably be joining the Hunt Club soon. 
T Brian Freeman is teaching at Harvard, 
where he received his Ph.D. in 1994. T 
Bobby Low did not send in his card. 
Neither did anyone else, other than those 
listed above. I know, I know, I completely 
missed the fall issue, but I am back on 
track now. Next cards will be going out 
in January, so be sure to send them back 
with news and gossip! 



'83 



Caroline S. Krause 

Secretary 

242 Locust Street 

Danvers, MA 01923 

(508) 777-2801 



40 The Archon - Winter 1996 



'84 



Cathleen A. Riley 

Scerbo 

Secretary 

360 High Street 

Hampton, NH 03842 

(603) 926-4079 

scerbo@bluefin.net 



'85 



Nathalie E. Ames 

Secretary 

2355 N. Commonwealth 

Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60614 

(312)880-5614 



Greetings to the Class of '84! Hope you 
are all doing well! T Elizabeth Kimball 
Williams sent a nice update about her 
family. Her eldest son Owen is learning 
how to write his name, and Graham, who 
was born in March, is beginning to crawl. 
They will surely be ready for the rigors of 
the GDA classroom and playing field in 
no time! They are planning a trip to 
Venice for a long weekend. She writes 
that they "have had a lot of visitors, but 
all are still welcome." ▼ Congratulations 
to Christine Romboletti and her hus- 
band, who are buying a house in Decem- 
ber! She writes that her life is chaotic 
now, but full of excitement. She just got 
bitten by the golf bug and writes, "I just 
started last season and loved it. I plan to 
play my whole life!" If you get up here 
next summer, let me know, and we will 
have to go out and play at Sagamore. She 
also inquired as to the existence of GDA 
on the internet, and I am happy to report 
that as of last month, they have a home 
page! T Brett Engel writes that he is 
now an attorney living in Portland, OR, 
and is "hoping to make a living at it 
someday!" I'm sure you will do great. ▼ 
A couple of you managed to find me on 
the internet, which was great fun! 
Congratulations to Dede (Daley) Warren 
and her husband Bruce, who e-mailed 
news about the new addition to their 
family! Daughter Elizabeth Ann, arrived 
on September 1, 1995. Elizabeth is 
smiling and laughing and has "totally 
changed our lives for the better." After 
graduating from Syracuse, Dede went to 
Wyoming to visit a friend for a ski 
vacation and decided to move out there 
for the summer. She met Bruce as she 
was getting ready to head back east and 
decided to stay! She sends a "Hi!" to 
everyone! T Kimberlee Grillo also sent 
a hello over the internet! They had snow 
the first week in November up in 
Concord! It's always great hearing from 
you, Kim! ▼ As for me, we are getting 
ready for Christmas and finally settling 
into our house. Most of our renovations 
are complete now, which is a relief. Sean 
continues to grow and amaze us. His 
vocabulary is increasing almost as 
quickly as his independence. He is a 
really happy, easygoing kid. Thanks to 
those of you who write. To all of you, 
please keep in touch! 



We sure have had a busy fall! Thanks to 
everyone who sent back a card. Here is 
what a few of your classmates are up to: 
T Katrina Ramsey writes, "Greetings 
from snow-covered Vermont! Things are 
crazy-busy with us these days. Mitchell 
just turned two — how fast the time has 
flown! — and baby #2 is due on Leap Day 
'96! Merck is keeping me very busy with 
new products — drugs to treat everything 
from glaucoma to cholesterol to blood 
pressure to a chicken pox vaccine. I'm 
really looking forward to another six- 
month maternity leave so I can get a 
break from that kind of work! Mommy 
work is work, too, but so much more 
rewarding! Hello to everyone!" T Kate 
Appleton Fitzpatrick and her husband 
John are excited! They are expecting a 
baby on January 10th (or so). Congratula- 
tions and good luck! T Sean Fleming 
writes, "I recently graduated from 
Northwestern University with a Ph.D. in 
physics. I am now working at the 
University of Wisconsin as a visiting 
assistant professor. Most of the time I do 
research, but I also teach one class a year. 
My new address is 901 Spaight Street, #4, 
Madison, WI 53703." T Bevin Cherot 
said he was sorry to miss Reunion, but "I 
was stuck at Ft. Rucker in an aircraft 
transition. I'm flying armed Scots — the 
OH-58D to be exact. As you guessed, I'm 
still in the Army. I'm about to make 
Captain — hooray, more money. Any- 
way, I'm hanging out at Ft. Drum, NY, 
way up north about 20 minutes from the 
Canadian border. Not married yet. Came 
close twice, but I'm always moving. 
Certainly not complaining though; 
Montreal has treated me right this past 
year and a half. It is too darn cold here in 
the winter. They sent me to Haiti for six 
months the last time I complained, so it 
will be nice to see winter this year. I go to 
Boston and N.Y.C. once a month, so 
maybe I'll bump into someone eventu- 
ally!" T Lexi Osgood has been busy! 
She writes, "Well, summer being what it 
is in the landscape business, I've been out 
straight! At this point, Mark and I are 
looking forward to a ten-day break for 
Thanksgiving. We are heading to my 
mother's in Florida. The summer was 
fantastic. We worked and worked, but 
life by the sea is always interesting; just 
about all of our clients are on the water. 
In August, I was elected to the board of 



directors of the Boothbay Region Land 
Trust, a wonderful non-profit group 
which provides /protects green space." ▼ 
Robert Lessard is working as an instruc- 
tor at the Atlantic Fleet Combat Training 
Center, teaching Tomahawk cruise missile 
engagement tactics. (Sounds exciting!) 
He is also working on his master's degree 
in nuclear engineering at the University 
of Virginia. His new address is 4789 
Open Greens, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. 
T Sarah Soule Cullinan has big news! 
She writes, "My husband Brian and I just 
had a baby! Holly Paradise Cullinan was 
born on November 5, 1995. (Congratula- 
tions!) Of course, she is beautiful! We see 
Jill Twomey Stewart and her husband 
Brad occasionally, as well as Courtney 
Church Goldthwait and her husband 
Will. Happy holidays to everyone!" T 
Victoria deLisle Blanks has had a "fun 
but exhausting" fall. She writes, "I 
recently took a six-month sabbatical from 
my job and have been visiting family and 
friends who live in what I call 'vacation 
destinations.' It is surprising how many 
things you miss about America when you 
are away for that long. Anyway, I'm back 
in New Orleans and ready to start work 
again." T "All is well in Dallas," Kate 
Kaplan-Cook writes. "I've just changed 
jobs, and I'm now working for IBM. I 
absolutely love it — but working hard 
and many long hours!" ▼ A big con- 
gratulations goes out to Becky Chase 
Werner and her husband Mike! They 
have a new son named Matthew Chase 
Werner. (I've seen his picture; he is very 
cute!) They spent Christmas in Portland, 
OR, visiting family T I speak to Dinah 
Daley often. She became an aunt this fall 
when her sister Dede (Daley) Warren '84 
and her husband Bruce had a baby girl 
named Elizabeth. Dinah just spent the 
holidays out east visiting family and 
friends. She says she misses New 
England and looks forward to moving 
back sometime this year. T Meredith 
(Lazo) McPherron and her husband Matt 
are working hard and enjoying Minne- 
apolis. Meredith just got a great promo- 
tion at General Mills and is a product 
manager for Frosted Cheerios. (I will 
have to buy them for Laura!) T It was 
great to see Ben Armstrong in Chicago 
again. A bunch of us (including Lucy 
Armstrong '87) spent the weekend eating 
at various restaurants and going to the 
Aquarium. He and Sean Mahoney have 
been working very hard. In February, Big 
Planet Video is opening a store in 
Framingham, MA, and another in North 
Andover, MA, sometime in March. T 
Peter Quimby and his wife Laurie and 
daughter Katie have had quite an 
adventure their first three months in 



The Archon- Winter 1996 41 



Class Notes 



Moscow. (I will now attempt to highlight 
points from a four-page letter e-mailed to 
Ben Armstrong.) They have found a nice 
apartment, after much negotiation, and 
Laurie has been offered a part-time 
position with the American Medical 
Center in Moscow and will work in the 
Kiev office when they move to the 
Ukraine. The food situation is much 
better than they could have ever imag- 
ined. Katie has many "babushki," who 
spend quite a bit of time with her, serving 
as surrogate grandparents. For closing 
they write, "In short, despite a rocky 
start, all is well in Moscow, and we hope 
that this letter finds all of you similarly 
healthy and content." T Jiseop Yoon is 
in Cincinnati, but is planning on going 
back to Korea in December with his wife 
and two sons. He was sorry to miss Peter 
Bragdon when he visited Seoul in 
November. ▼ As for me, as usual, I have 
been very busy. My business in commu- 
nications is going well. I have also 
decided to get my real estate license and 
sell residential property in Chicago. My 
family has been involved for generations, 
and I'm excited to get started, too! I am 
also looking forward to a family vacation 
in Mexico in a few weeks. My daughter 
Laura and I had a very fun relaxing 
Christmas in the country. She went 
sledding for the first time! My best to 
everyone! 



'86 



Jennifer L. Dupre 

Secretary 

33R Yale Avenue 

Wakefield, MA 01880 

(617)245-9646 

dupre. ©dmasmtp. 

dma. state. ma. us 



10th Class Reunion 
June 14, 15, 16 

My big news is that I passed the bar! I 
will get sworn in at the end of December. 
In my free time, I have been busy 
preparing for the holidays and am 
currently working on a gingerbread 
house. Please keep in touch. ▼ Hedi 
Dur is currently teaching French at 
Rockport High School. She recently 
moved to Cambridge. T Erick 
Kieckhefer is living in Columbus, OH. 
He is the Director of Accounts Payable 
and Imports for The Limited, Inc. He and 
his wife Doanna Thielen recently bought 
and furni hed their first home. Their son 
Frederick IV (Derek) is now three-and-a- 



half-years old. ▼ On August 23, 1995 at 
1:37 p.m. George Liss and his wife 
Meighan became proud parents of a baby 
girl, Lillian Hayes Liss. George says, 
"Life as a Dad is great! The only problem 
is that I am allergic to diapers." ▼ 
Alexandra Marculewicz is living and 
working in Prague, Czech Republic. She 
is Senior Designer for The Prague Post, an 
English language newspaper that is 
published weekly. She has been there 
since the middle of July and is planning a 
visit home in June of '96. She hopes to 
attend the tenth year reunion. Alex 
would love to hear from old friends from 
GDA who might be in Prague. Her 
address is c/o The Prague Post, NA Porici 
12, 115-30 Praha 1, Czech Republic, and 
her telephone number is (422) 2487-5000. 
T Raul Valdes-Fauli is living in Miami 
and is working as a jockey at the local 
race track. In his free time, he performs 
as an extra in a local production of The 
Man of La Mancha. T Paul Nardone got 
married on December 23. He met his wife 
while in college, and they've been 
together ever since. Paul is looking 
forward to our Reunion in June. T Elysa 
Marden is the Assistant Director for a 
play called Golden Boy. It is directed by 
Joanne Woodward and opens in New 
York on November 19. 



'87 




Amy F Mack 

Secretary 

12 Arnold Avenue, #1 

Northampton, MA 

01060 

(413) 585-9432 



Erika J. Sayewich 

Secretary 

811 President Street 

Brooklvn, NY11215 

(718) 399-8739 

eqs9974@is.nyu.edu 



Kristina Von Trapp, during her 
travels in Australia, went scuba 
diving on the Great Barrier Reef. ▼ 
Shawn Gager left her job at Sun Life 
of Canada to pursue an M.B.A. at 
Babson. ▼ Michelle LaFlamme just 
finished her master's of public health 
and is starting medical school at the 
University of New England in 
Maine. She has seen Eric Gillman, 



Luke Gilfeather and Jenny Reynolds 

recently. ▼ Eric and Luke started their 
own recording company: Gillmix. T 
Heather Hinrichs works for Backroads, a 
hiking and biking company. She leads 
trips in California, Washington, Montana 
and Utah and has visited Lisa Randolph 
in Bozeman, MT. She's also seen 
Meganne Murphy a few times in San 
Francisco. ▼ Meganne is looking into 
grad school options, living happily with 
Alfonso and keeping in touch with Heidi 
Danielson and Lisa Carrigg '87 via the 
internet. ▼ Congratulations to Heather 
Moore, who was married in November. 
T Jill Packard attended Heather's 
wedding. Jill works as Assistant Manager 
of the Alden Merrell Cheesecake Com- 
pany store in Brookline, MA, (Coolidge 
Corner) and invites everyone to visit her 
Tuesday-Saturday from 12:30-8:30. T 
Anne Cole just moved to the East Village 
in N.Y.C. and is working in publishing as 
an editorial assistant at William Morrow. 
She had a great time at Cindy Draper 
Hatfield's wedding September 16th in 
Candon, MA. Christina Dalessio, Luke 
Gilfeather and Michelle LaFlamme were 
also part of the festivities. Best wishes, 
Cindy! ▼ Carrie Walton Penner writes 
that she had a great GDA turnout for her 
June wedding in Arkansas. She and Greg 
took their honeymoon in Fiji and Hawaii. 
They have since returned to Palo Alto, 
CA, and Carrie is attending grad school at 
Stanford. T Erin Saunders Braunstein is 
pursuing her master's in architecture in 
Denver while also working 25 hours a 
week on the design for a new elementary 
school. She writes that she couldn't do it 
all without her husband Adam. They just 
celebrated their first anniversary! T 




'88 Friends: Four members of the Class of '88 
gather for the wedding of classmate Cynthia 
Draper and Paul Hatfield. From left are Christina 
Dalessio, Luke Gilfeather, Cynthia (Draper) 
Hatfield, Michelle LaFlamme and Anne Cole. 



42 The Archon - Winter 1996 



Damon Kinzie has moved from the 
sunshine of West Palm, FL, to Jericho, VT. 
He is opening a new branch office for the 
financial services firm Edward Jones in 
South Burlington. He recently ran into 
Pam Chase and, in May, he and Brendan 
O'Brien traveled to Ireland. ▼ John 
Meyers just shot a short film, and things 
are going well with his acting career in 
Los Angeles. He sends a "hello" to Kara 
Moheban. T Matt Perkins and I went to 
the U.S. Open this summer and saw one 
of Mary Joe Fernandez's best games. T 
Andy Noel is gearing up for another 
"successful" season of Cardigan Moun- 
tain School hockey. T Congrats to GDA 
for getting "on-line." Anyone on the 
internet should feel free to contact me at 
the above e-mail address. It's great to 
hear from you all! 



'89 



Kristin A. Brown 
Secretary 
One Elm Street 
Byfield, MA 01922 
(508) 462-0752 



It was great to hear from so many old 
friends and classmates! Thanks to all of 
you who wrote! T Michael Barad writes, 
"I've resigned as a ski bum in Tahoe and 
moved to San Francisco. Finally on the 
career path, I am now working with 
Philip Williams and Associates in 
environmental hydrology, yet still trying 
to justify higher education. Enjoying city 
life and coping with my new status as a 
weekend warrior." T Mike, you and Eric 
Danielson could have gone into the ski 
bum business together! He, too, was a ski 
bum in Park City, UT, following gradua- 
tion from U.N.H. in 1993. Eric is now a 
fisheries biologist for Clearwater 
BioStudies, Inc. in the Northwest. He has 
spent two summers performing stream 
surveys in north-central Idaho and is now 
doing computer analysis out of his 
apartment in Eugene, OR. He lives with 
his fiancee Kate Balfour, and they are 
planning on being married next June on 
Cape Cod. Congratulations, Eric. We 
look forward to meeting Kate. His e-mail 
address is balfour@oregon.uoregon.edu. 
▼ "I know its been a long while," says 
Rick Fox, "but lately these cards haven't 
been finding me (my new address: 2210 
Greenwood Road, Allentown, PA 18103). 
The short version: I finally finished U.C 
Berkeley last May with a degree in 
conservation and resource studies. I've 
been spending a lot of my time in Siberia 
and the Russian Far East, lately, on a wide 
variety of environmental chores. I'd love 
to hear from any of you on e-mail at 



rickfox@igc.apc.org. It's the best way to 
find me these days. Cheers!" Stay warm, 
Rick! It certainly sounds like we have a 
very environmentally conscious class! T 
Paolo Josca writes, "I finished my M.B.A. 
this past May at Tulane University, where 
I ran into Renee Jespersen. Now I am 
working in N.Y.C. for an Italian bank 
doing international trade finance, which 
is quite a change from the fun days (and 
long nights!) in New Orleans over the 
past two years. I hope everyone is well." 
T Chante Lampton finished her graduate 
program at Penn State in May. She 
interned at Little, Brown in Boston this 
summer and lived with Cate 
MacLaughlin and Hawley Appleton. 
She also bumped into a few of our 
classmates. She is now back in Maryland 
and job hunting. Chante, give me a call 
some time. Ike Suggs and I are always 
curious about when you are going to 
come visit GDA! ▼ Tina Hilliker says 
she is trying to become responsible 
nowadays and doing things she should 
do. She is working at a local computer 
company that custom designs software 
for anyone who needs it. She does the 
testing to make sure there are no mis- 
takes. She says, "It is amazing I am in 
this field, considering I know hardly 
anything about computers." ▼ I had a 
major wash of memories from "Miss 
Taylor, Miss Taylor, Miss Taylor"'s 



ceramics class sophomore year, when I 
got a postcard from Chris Cox! She 
graduated from Smith College in 1994, 
worked in London for six months and 
traveled some. She is now in Rochester, 
NY, applying to graduate programs. She 
would love to hear from Carrie O'Keefe 
and Alison Magee. Her address is: 363 
Oxford Street, #6, Rochester, NY 14607. 
Thanks for writing, Chris, it was great to 
hear from you. ▼ Rob Ashworth says 
things are going well. He is living in a 
new apartment in Matt Downing's old 
stomping grounds, Melrose, with his 
girlfriend, whom I later learned is named 
Tamera. He is working in Boston with his 
dad. He sees Downing, Wattie, Nads and 
Derek around town. He is slowly 
learning the guitar and coaching an 11-12 
year old basketball team at the Melrose Y 
▼ Melrose must be becoming a great 
place to move to; Jen Cowles has also 
moved there. She is still working in 
Cambridge at a high tech company. The 
holidays are keeping her busy. Jen's 
number is (617) 979-0192. T Hyun Young 
Shin has one more year left at Yale 
Graduate School (economics and manage- 
ment). He is now contemplating further- 
ing his education in law school or joining 
one of the Wall Street investment banking 
firms. Wow, Young, we can't keep up 
with you! He says anyone visiting near 
Yale, should look him up. T I heard from 





In a holiday mood: Among 
those who enjoyed the 
Holiday Gathering in Boston 
in December were 
(clockwise from top left) Eric 
and Nancy Bornhofft 
P'96'97 with GDA Board 
President Dodge Morgan 
'50 P'92; '89ers Jennifer 
Katz, Lindsey Curley and 
Alison Magee; and Wayne 
Belleau '88, David Walor 
'88, Kip Brown '87, Paula 
McCarthy '87, Amy 
Goldstein '87 and Rob 
DeLena '87. 



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Class Notes 



Nate Broehl, also. He graduated from 
Guilford College (in North Carolina) with 
a degree in history. He is living in Chapel 
Hill and working as a manager at a 
restaurant. He says he is enjoying life, 
sees Dara Shain occasionally about town, 
and is keeping his eyes open for what- 
ever comes around the corner next! ▼ I 
heard from Pat Riley a while back when 
he wrote that he was living in Palm Beach 
Gardens, FL, and working at The Sharper 
Image. However, I have since heard that 
he has moved to Ohio — I think in the 
Akron/Canton/Youngstown area. Write 
or call me, Pat, so I can validate this 
rumor! T Jessica Cowles says nothing 
new and exciting is happening with her 
up in Maine. She is still working for a 
software company, troubleshooting 
software/hardware and developing 
internal processes and databases. She 
says she met a terrific man a few months 
ago (well, that sounds exciting, Jess!). 
They are looking into moving south (near 
Newburyport) by next summer or fall. 
She expects this to go really well in the 
next couple months. Her mom is doing 
well, and pets are fine. Life up there is 
hectic and crazy and she loves it. You can 
reach Jess at (207) 236-0290. T Jessica 
Clapp is still living in New York City and 
working at NY Ayer & Partners — an ad 
agency. I have had the chance to see 
Jessica a few times when mv admissions 
travels bring me to the Big Apple. We 
attended the N.Y.C. GDA reception back 
in October, as did many other GDA 
alums, including Matt Murphy '91, Dan 
Morrison '88 and many others. T Jenn 
Ashare has been leading an extremely 
busy life over the past year. After 
spending last year planning events in 
both Boston and New York City, she put 
that on hold and is now in her first year 
of law school at Suffolk University, once 
again a year behind Kara Moheban '88. 
She sees Kara and Jason McCloy a lot 
now. She also ran into Matt Pascucci 
(would have been '90). "Law school is 
fun and a lot of hard work. My summer 
in N.Y.C. prepared me well." T Earlier 
this fall I ran into Cate MacLaughlin a 
few times at our gym in Newburyport. 
She was heading to Hawaii for vacation 
(rough, I know) and was hoping to move 
up to the Burlington, VT, area where her 
boyfriend lives. There have been a few 
GDA mini-reunions at a couple of 
functions this fall. A bunch of our 
classmates attended Homecoming at the 
Grog in October. Unfortunately, I missed 
it because I was at Dickinson's homecom- 



ing. T Rob Wattie had a party later in 
the fall, which a few more GDA people 
attended, including Stuart Pleninger 
(which I also missed because I was in 
California, but hopefully I will see vou 
next time, Stu!). ▼ Derek VanVliet is no 
longer living with Rob in Somerville, but 
has turned into a domestic and moved 
into a house with his girlfriend Meghan. 
They are living in Woburn. ▼ Over the 
Thanksgiving holiday, Ashley Newbert 
had a get-together at her apartment in 
Boston's South End. In addition to the 
usual Boston crowd, M.J. Forrest was 
home with his girlfriend, and we had the 
opportunity to see them, and Renee 
Jespersen was home from Tulane. T M.J. 
is temporarily living in Maryland and 
will soon be moving to Georgia. I think 
that is where the Marines are taking you, 
right, M.J.? T Renee is in her second year 
at Tulane, which she says is even 
"grosser" than last year. Though she 
didn't think that was possible. ▼ Ashley 
is doing well and enjoying her job at 
Fidelity. She had to undergo some more 
serious surgery on her leg and is in the 
process of a long recovery, but hopefully 
this should be it for the leg surgery. Let's 
keep our fingers crossed. T I am actually 
writing this the day after the GDA 
Holiday Gathering in Boston. What a 
wonderful turnout we had and a truly 
fun evening. Over 200 people were in 
attendance, including many of our 
classmates. In fact, the class of '89 had 
more members present than any other 
class. Way to go, guys! Hopefully next 
year we can see even more. Anyway, this 
gave me a good chance to catch up on 
some more news for The Archonl ▼ J J. 
Katz and Lindsey Curley are living 
together in Boston. ▼ Allison Magee is 
living in Boston as well, working at an ad 
agency and living in the South End. ▼ 
Kevin Lydon was there and says he is 
still enjoying his job at Brown Bros. ▼ 
We were actually wondering why Alex 
Moody wasn't in attendance. Where 
were you, Al? T Another member of our 
class is now hitched. Lauren Jellinek 
was married to Sam Rower on October 
21, 1995 at the La Jolla Beach Club in La 
Jolla, CA. It was a beautiful service and 
Ashley Newbert, Renee Jespersen and I 
were all in it; Ashley as maid of honor, 
and Renee and I as bridesmaids. I must 
say, we had a great time and met some 
wonderful people. La Jolla wasn't a bad 
place to spend a couple days in late 
October! Lauren and Sam honeymooned 
for two weeks in Fiji and two weeks in 



New Zealand. They are now living in 
Lakeland, FL. Well, that is all I know for 
now. Take care and keep in touch, 
everyone! 



'90 



Robin A. Remick 

14? 4th Avenue #4H 
New York, NY 10003 
(212)353-0303 

Lori I. Weener 
331 Garden Street #2 
Hoboken, NJ 07030 
(201)714-7395 



Shannon Davenport: "This summer I 
went white water rafting in the Swiss 
Alps, dove for sea urchins at a nude 
beach in Greece, climbed a volcano in 
Santorini, went to a bullfight in Spain and 
crashed on a moped in Corfu. Now I'm 
managing a great Mexican restaurant in 
D.C.." ▼ Alyssa Huber: "I apologize for 
not keeping in touch over the past year, 
but 1995 has been a verv difficult year for 
me. As most of my fellow classmates will 
remember, my senior year at GDA I 
contracted Hodgkin's Disease. I was 
treated for ten months and have been in 
remission since. But in April of this year, 
my doctors found that I developed a 
condition called myleodvsplastic syn- 
drome (MDS), which resulted from the 
past chemotherapy treatments from five 
years ago. Since my diagnosis, I have 
had a bone marrow transplant, the only 
effective treatment for MDS, and I'd like 
to say that so far I am progressing 
beautifully. After spending five weeks in 
the hospital at The City of Hope National 
Medical Center here in California, I am 
now back at my apartment in Santa 
Monica, relaxing. My first test results 
show that so far the transplant appears to 
have been successful, and my recovery is 
progressing on schedule. Right now, I am 
using my spare time to catch up on all the 
reading I've never had time for before. 
And I'm hoping that after my recovery I 
will be able to travel and build up my 
strength before starting law school back 
in Boston for the fall of 1996. Yet, this is 
so far away and right now just focusing 
on a day at a time is more important. I 
am thinking of everyone and hope to 
return to Boston for a visit sometime in 
the distant future and visit all my old 
friends. See everyone then!" T Daniel 
Kaplan is alive and well in Israel. He is 
on a nine-month fellowship and will 
return to the States in early summer. 



44 The Archon - Winter 1996 



Next fall, he hopes to start work on an 
advanced degree in economics at a 
university yet to be determined. T 
Jocelyn Malik: "I'm enjoying life here in 
Chicago with all of my Notre Dame 
friends around. I work at an advertising/ 
video production company called Image 
Base, in downtown Chicago. Going to the 
Orange Bowl for New Year's and simply 
enjoying life!" T Kim Roark: "I've 
moved! 1204 Crown Circle, Lexington, 
KY 40517. I'm finishing my M.B.A. in 
May at the University of Kentucky." ▼ 
Brian Rodgers graduated from Cornell 
University School of Industrial Labor and 
Relations in 1995, where he was the 
captain of the varsity lacrosse team and a 
member of the All-Ivy Lacrosse Team. He 
is now the assistant lacrosse coach for 
Colorado College in Colorado Springs. ▼ 
Steven Speichinger graduated from 
Gustavos Adolphus in Minnesota in 1994. 
He is living in Madison, WI, and has a 
property management company. He is 
currently taking three months off to rock- 
climb in the southwest and Mexico. T 
Michael Yeagley: "I've got a new job 
working in the commercial markets for 
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in 
Washington, D.C.. Playing semi-pro 
hockey in my spare time." 



'91 



Nicole F. LaTour 

Secretary 

25 Marion Street, #31 

Brookline, MA 02146 

(617)566-5099 



5th Class Reunion 
June 14, 15, 16 



■ 



I was so happy to hear from so many of 
you. It's great to catch up with everyone 
and all your input makes my life so much 
easier. Here's what I've been told: ▼ 
Billy Batchelder graduated from U.N.H. 
in December and is part of the Oakland 
A's minor league organization. Billy was 
in Oregon last summer, but hopes that he 
will be closer to home, possibly Michigan, 
this summer; so look for upcoming news 
from him. T Regan Jones is living in 
Boston, taking a semester off from 
Wheelock and keeping herself busy 
working at Copley Place. T Lindsey 
Miller is now working at McClean's 
Hospital in Boston and talks to Brian 
Novelline and Dave Corbett in Chicago, 
where they are both employed and doing 
well. ▼ Rory Cullen graduated from 
Boston College and is now working for a 
consulting firm in Boston called Trust 
Consultants, Inc. T Michelle Paradis 
graduated from McGill and is living in 



Beverly working at a cafe in town part- 
time, while looking for a "real job." 
Michelle is also applying to grad schools 
to get her master's in sociology. ▼ Ruby 
Van Loan is still at U.V.M., but was able 
to catch up with Nick Dunham, Phil 
Gatchell, Andy Mack and Merrideth 
Kalil this fall. ▼ Phil is in Albany, NY, 
with his band. Andy is off to flight 
school, and Mer is living at home and 
working in advertising. ▼ Nick, Stratton 
Newbert, Jason Uttam and I all got 
together and had ourselves quite an 
evening, as we ran into several other 
GDA alums, thus the theme of the 
evening becoming "Hey, GDA." T Jason 
is at Colby-Sawyer College, and Nick is 
working for a technical company up on 
the North Shore. ▼ One of the advan- 
tages of living in Boston is that I'm now 
in close proximity to those great guys I 
love, Easton Craft and Stratton. Over the 
Thanksgiving weekend Stratton, Easton, 
Matt Murphy, Mike Burke and Zane 
Craft '93 were among the competition 
amassed that frosty gray morning. After 
two hours of brutalization, Easton and 
Matt's team pulled out a close game by 
out-passing Team Stratton for a 4-to-3 
final. With much bitterness, Stratton and 
Zane have vowed revenge in 1996. T 
Meanwhile in reality Matt Murphy is still 
plugging away at Merrill Lynch and 
bumped into a "blading" Catherine 
Tuthill, who is living in New York, after 
traveling around the country, and now is 
working for GM Mediaworks. ▼ Karen 
Queen is living in Georgetown and 
working in a law firm managing about 
100,000 documents. T Mia Lindenfelzer 
is still plugging away at American 
University Law School. ▼ Leslie McCant 
writes that she is now living in Alexan- 
dria, VA, and working at a bank. She 
cannot wait for Reunion and is looking 
forward to seeing everyone. T Mike 
Aron has moved from New York and 
lives in Charlottesville, VA, he hopes to 
finish off his last year of school at U.V.A. 
as a theater major. He hopes to see a lot 
of you at Reunion. T Toby Levine wrote 
to me from tropical Costa Rica, where she 
is enjoying the scenery and working at a 
beach resort and for Ticonet, an internet 
company. She misses home, but is doing 
really well. Mail is very slow, but she 
does have an e-mail address — 
toby@ticonet.co.cr — so drop her a line. 
T Giovanni Pacelli is now in his 
master's program at the University of 
Texas in accounting and will graduate in 
May. T Leah Colangelo and Scott 
McLeod are working and living in Las 
Vegas, as is Jason LaPointe. T Jason 
graduated from U.N.H. in May and is 
now a personal trainer and nutritionist at 



Dibble Reaches New Heights 



Aaron A. Dibble '91 battled high 
winds, cold and snow to climb 19,500 feet 
up Mount Aconcogua, the western 
hemisphere's highest mountain, during a 
three-week trip to Argentina last Febru- 
ary. 

Fierce weather battered Dibble, 
his father Burton, brother Burt and other 
party members for two days as the group 
waited to ascend to the 22,864-foot 
summit before turning back. Daytime 
temperatures throughout the climb 
averaged 25 degrees Fahrenheit, but the 
strong sunlight at the high altitude made 
it feel warmer. 

The trip was the focus of a recent 
slide presentation to raise money for New 
Outlook, an Exeter, NH-based teen 
program for which Dr. Burton Dibble is 
the chairman of the board of directors. 



a gym in the "city of sin." Jason would 
love to hear from people and says his 
door is always open. His address is 3145 
E. Flamingo #1054, Las Vegas, NV 89121 
(702) 458-1153. ▼ I wish everyone a 
wonderful '96. Remember, Reunion is 
around the corner, so please keep in 
touch. Secretary's note: I must thank 
Easton Craft for his helpful additions and 
writing in this column. 



'92 



Joshua C. Lappin 

Secretary 

300 Pultney Street 

Box H2828 

Geneva, NY 14456 

lappin@hws.edu 



I feel that it is very important that I start 
out this letter with a friendly reminder to 
all those classmates who send in all the 
wonderful postcards. When you finish 
writing your note, sign your natnel I got 
one card that had an Ohio postmark with 
handwriting that was barely legible and 
had ink smeared all over it. In this 
postcard I was referred to as "Ooh Lah- 
Lah-Lah-Lah Lapps." The rest of it I'm 
not so sure about, but it had something to 
do with an English/sculpture major and 
condolences going out to those who were 
pre-med. I have a pretty good idea who 
wrote this, and I'm not exactly losing 
sleep debating the possibilities, but if the 
mystery person would like to reveal him 
or herself, I would happily publish it in 
the next issue of The Archon. T Sam 
Nickerson recently celebrated his 21st 
birthday, and since then has enjoyed 
buying alcohol and firearms. Sam also 



The Archon - Winter 1996 45 



Class Notes 



volunteered in a hospital in the moun- 
tains of the Philippines, and this summer 
attended the memorial service for Jerry 
Garcia. ▼ Kate Atkins is taking part in a 
Quaker-sponsored work camp in Cuba 
and just finished a term abroad in South 
America. ▼ After taking courses at 
U.C.L.A., Javier Braun is back at school in 
Mexico City majoring in economics. 
Javier would like to send his greetings to 
Jon Kazanjian. ▼ Kaz is still loving life 
down at Rollins, and is somehow proud 
of the fact that he is a full-time Floridian. 
T Erin Elwell finished up a great 
summer working at a children's psychiat- 
ric hospital. T Matt Remis spent his 
summer at Union, doing research for his 
thesis paper. This December, Matt will be 
off to Africa and Israel on a term abroad. 
T Sabine Schumacher studied English in 
Great Britain this summer and caught up 
with Melissa Margarones in Germany. T 
Loni Solomon is studying music and 
finishing up her major in voice at the 
University of Miami. T Kevin Leary is 
still at Northeastern and is the assistant 
manager of security at the new Square 
One Mall in Saugus. T Deirdre 
Heersink writes, "I'm doing the same 
thing many people are I'm sure — 
holding my breath waiting to finish my 
last year of school. I think this is the first 
time I've written in, which is only 
frightening because I think my mother 
has been doing it. I wanted to thank 
Grace and Josh for all their efforts 
organizing this stuff. Hope to see you all 
soon." T School is going well for Chris 
Ruggiero, who will be student teaching 
in the spring at a high school in Connecti- 
cut. He is looking forward to seeing 
many classmates at this year's GDA 
graduation. T Brooke Whiting is busy 
as the captain of the Amherst College 
women's ice hockey team, in its first year 
as varsity. She is looking into graduate 
school opportunities and grants and 
fellowships to go to England next year to 
study horticulture and landscape 
architecture. ▼ As for me, I just finished 
student teaching seventh, eighth and 
ninth grade. At this point, I have to begin 
looking for teaching jobs. Have a good 
winter, everyone. 



'93 



Saundra E. Watson 

Secretary 

Lesley College 

47 Oxford Street 

Box 270 

Cambridge, MA 02318 

(617) 497-7334 



Vacation is just around the corner, and I 
am so glad to have nothing to do with 
school for five weeks! I do not know 
about the rest of you guys, but I definitely 
need a vacation. T I was pleasantly 
surprised to hear from Josh Pike. He is at 
L.F.C. and loving every minute of it. He 
has a new puppy named Colton, and is 
enjoying fraternity life. T Jill Hindle is 
ready for ski season in Vermont. She is 
already planning her summer vacation, 
hopefully to Idaho to be an intern for a 
wolf conservation program and then 
possibly off to Indonesia next fall for a 
field studies program. I hope you get 
your application in and good luck! T 
Andrea Manning is busy at B.C.. She is 
interviewing for the admissions office 
and looking for a publishing internship. 
T Use Abusamra is busy at Bates and 
happy to be back after a semester in 
France. She is a junior advisor, she's 
running and has declared her major to be 
French. Use has talked to Nancy 
Stevenson, Jen Saunders and Martin 
Laperriere and she says they are all doing 
well. T Anne Savage is also busy (this 
seems to be a common trend) with 
classes, interning at EJle magazine, GED 
tutoring and her sorority. Anne had 
lunch with Mr. Rowe, and she sees Judy 
Sethna '95 and Laurie Carrier '95 often. 
T Cara Marcous is doing a lot of theater 
at Brown. She is in An Ideal Husband by 
Oscar Wilde, which is running now, and 
is also doing Hair, which has just begun 
rehearsal. She will be going to study in 
Ghana next semester. Cara has spoken to 
Coral Keith, Matt Casellini and Jill 
Hindle, and she says they are all doing 
well. T Nancy Stevenson is having a 
speedy semester at Bates. She had a 
pleasant visit from Glenn Gardner '95 
and sees Matt Dow '95 and Todd 
Robbins '95 around campus. Nancy is 
headed to Ecuador soon to study abroad 
for five months. She sends a "hi" to all. 
T Paul Rasmussen is still at Macalester 
majoring in biology and neuroscience 
with a minor in philosophy. His family 
now lives in Maryland, outside of 
Washington, D.C.. He writes, "My big 
blue car I had senior year at GDA recently 
exploded (I'm not kidding)." T I hope 
finals went well and everyone had a 
relaxing holiday season! 



'94 



Kristen L. Marvin 

Secretary 

2424 Pennsylvania Ave 

NW,#618 

Washington, DC 20037 

(202)861-2931 



After spending the summer here in D.C., 
I was very happy to go home over 
Thanksgiving and meet up with friends. 
T Kasey McGarrigle has had a busy first 
semester in Colorado Springs. She is 
planning on majoring in psychology, and 
from what I hear, is an incredible rat- 
trainer. Kasey has found herself spend- 
ing some time in Boulder visiting 
Elizabeth Graff and also visiting Lisa 
Masinter and Kate Savage. ▼ Graff is 
having fun in Boulder partying. T Lisa 
still loves Madison. She is trying to visit 
New England over Christmas. She said 
that she had a great summer in Boston. 
T Erin Canavin is living in Boston and 
going to Northeastern this semester. She 
hopes to take classes at the Museum 
School in the spring. T Karen Silver 
says that her semester went by really fast, 
but she's having a good time at Washing- 
ton University. She was happy to be 
home at Thanksgiving and looks forward 
to winter break. T Catherine Rogers is 
hoping to study abroad sometime soon 
and was happy to be in Ipswich again. ▼ 
Catherine Perry is very busy at 
Georgetown as she volunteers at the 
hospital and a clinic, aside from taking 
classes. Luckily, Perry and I had time to 
chat over coffee. Perry is possibly going 
to Chile over Christmas break with her 
family. ▼ Kurt Danielson is having a 
great time at Bates and is planning on 
majoring in geology. He hopes to take a 
semester to study in Montana or Colo- 
rado. T Melissa King is busy at St. 
Lawrence, but is having a lot of fun. King 
said she had a great summer living on the 
Cape with some friends from school. ▼ 
Kate Savage is having a good time in 
Wisconsin. She says she sees Gus 
Mergins '92 sometimes on campus. Kate 
is looking forward to Christmas to spend 
more time at home. ▼ I received a 
postcard from Josh Nelken, who is 
currently a junior at U.N.H. and is a 
political science major. He just recently 
finished the fall soccer season (11-9-1). T 
Chris Rice is having a busy semester at 
St. Lawrence. He is studying psychology 
and is learning to play the guitar. T Juan 
Lopez says that he has finally chosen a 
major (he didn't say what it is) and has 
decided to stay at his third university (he 



46 The Archon - Winter 1996 



didn't mention where he is). His hair is 
kept short, and he is playing in a musical 
band and is hoping to record original 
stuff. T I hope everyone is well and is 
having a good time. Hope to hear from 
more of you next Archon. 



'95 



Laura B. Barnes 
Secretary 
Trinity College 
Main #416 
125 Michigan 
Avenue, NE 
Washington, DC 20017 
(202) 328-4299 
lbbarnes@trinitydc.edu 



Zeynep Guchan and I are composing the 
Class Notes as a joint effort on our way 
back to Washington, D.C., after an 
eventful Thanksgiving break in Boston. 
We've decided to compose the Class 
Notes together, since we have plenty of 
time to spare while on the train. Zeynep 
just wants to fill everyone in on her 
summer in Turkey, where she was a 
swimming instructor working with 
children. She is also a proud first-time 
aunt of a baby girl. ▼ Back in October, 
Ksenija Topic spent a day with Zeynep 
and me in Washington, D.C., where we 
couldn't help but look back on our time 
spent at GDA. I also visited with Ksenija 
over Thanksgiving break at her family's 
new home in Newburyport. While in 
Newburyport visiting Ksenija, we saw 
Tom Smith, who informed me that I had 
to mention his name in this article and to 
tell you that "there is no place like home." 
He's back in Newburyport from Kansas. 
T Todd Robbins improved his 8K race 
time on the Bates cross country team. He 
went from 32:13 to 28:15 (congratula- 
tions!) and is looking forward to rowing 
crew this spring. Todd has been busy 
playing with a new band he started with 
some friends that play for coffeehouses, 
parties and various other places around 
school. Todd's classes are going well and 
are very challenging. Matt Dow and he 
are biology lab partners again, just like 
senior year at GDA! T Deb Barry writes 
that "school is going well. I'm waiting 
for my grades to start falling." (Deb, nice 
to know you're so challenged!) Deb has 
joined the Outing Club and is excited 
about some potential trips they have 
planned. ▼ Unlike Deb, Sung An finds 
classes at Wesleyan "extremely tough, but 
the relaxed, while still competitive, 
atmosphere eases things." He took part 
in a protest in November 10th about the 
Republicans' proposed budget cut on 
financial aid for college students. Oh, by 



the way, Sung wants to inform 
everyone that he is bald! (Seriously!) 

▼ Casey Barbaro is enjoying the 
social life at college and has spent a 
lot of time hiking across the street to 
sleep at Giant Mountain with her 
new friends. (What kind of things 
do you do on that mountain, Casey?) 

▼ Martha Fournier is enjoying life 
up at U.N.H. and has been hanging 
out with Dana Coholan. T Dana 
wrote to inform me that she will be 
attending Boston University starting 
spring semester, but meanwhile, is 
living with relatives in Massachu- 
setts and is working at a local Gap 
store. ▼ Chris Terry writes, "I left 
the U.S. Naval Academy. I was 
doing fine, but wanted more from 
the college experience and I am 
looking into Bates for spring 
semester." (Chris, we hope you find 
what you are looking for in a college.) ▼ 
Jared Metz is living in San Ramon, Costa 
Rica, attending the University of Costa 
Rica and becoming fluent in Spanish. He 
is actively involved in the Costa Rican 
Red Cross and has received certification 
asanE.M.T. He is writing a book and 
singing country, music which is becoming 
very popular in Costa Rica. On the 
weekends, he hikes and camps in 
volcanoes and subterranean caves. Jared 
plans on attending Vanderbilt in the fall 
of 1996. T Eric Whittier, who is at 
Vanderbilt, writes, "Everything is great in 
Nashville. I have yet to wear anything 
that looks remotely like cowboy apparel 
and do know the lyrics to one country 
song." His classes are not all that 
difficult, but finds it hard to study in his 
room. The dorm he lives in is like a very 
large Perkins — 200 guys! T Elvis fans, 
Amanda Harris and Betsy Griffin '94 
visited Graceland this summer during 
International Elvis week. They had a 
terrific time and said it was definitely 
worth the four-year wait! (The saying 
goes, "the best comes to those who 
wait.") T Time is flying by at Wheaton 
College, according to Miranda Trussell, 
and she is hoping to get in touch with 
everyone soon, or hopes others will do 
the same. Miranda also sees Liz Byrne 
frequently. T Ashley Russell is "having 
the time of her life and absolutely loves 
Brown!" She's already started playing 
lacrosse, for it is a year 'round event at 
Brown. Once in a while she bumps into 
Brian Crowe downtown, who is down 
the road at Providence College. T Also 
enjoying school is Louis Olerio. He is 
having a great time in Dallas and loves 
S.M.U.! Louis says, "It's the best decision 
I ever made!" T Constance Roskins is at 




Rowe's encounters: Barnard students (from 
left) Anne Savage '93, Judith Sethna '95 and 
Laurie Carrier '95 join English master teacher 
Wally Rowe at New York's Guggenheim 
Museum in October. Rowe was in town to grade 
examinations for the College Board. 



William Smith and is spending a lot of 
time hanging out with her old pal from 
Moody, Amy Benedict. T Jeff Jassmond 
would appreciate my doling out the 
following info, so I'm going to: "Jeff saw 
the man the other day, just for a second, 
before he flashed away in his maroon 
robe. He could see from Jeff's looks that 
his purse was not full. Rock on Breth- 
ren." May there always be one trinity, 
and may the wind scatter dust on my 
trail. T Meghan Murphy has been very 
busy at Elon College and is having a good 
time, but she misses everybody. T 
Through the grapevine, I hear that 
Damon Jesperson is teaching German at 
a school in Massachusetts and is said to 
be planning a trip abroad, but exactly 
where, no one seems to know. T Alanna 
Pike is no longer at N.Y.U.. She's now 
attending Mount Holyoke. T I have 
heard from Dave Wilkens, who sent me 
one of those annoying chain letters over 
the e-mail. Dave is enjoying life up at 
Colby College. ▼ Also, enjoying college 
are Nicole Costello, Brian Crowe and Ed 
Guzman. All of whom I have been in 
contact with through e-mail. T Mike 
Noon was cast in a main stage production 
his first semester. He is working on a 
script for a one-act play. He writes, "Over 
the summer I was hired by a small, local 
modeling agency and, if all goes well, I 
will be traveling with my image team to 
England next December for a fashion 
show." T The class e-mail list has been 
established, and I am sending it out over 
the e-mail system. So, if you are inter- 
ested in receiving it, just send me an e- 
mail and I'll send you out a copy! 



The Archon - Winter 1996 47 



George L. Needham '56 



Head Reunion Agent 
and GDA Volunteer 



"My 40th GDA Reunion is coming up in 
June, and I wanted to increase my annual gift 
to the Academy. As a member of the banking 
profession for many years, I knew that giving 
appreciated securities made the most sense. 
It's very simple to do and provides me with 
significant tax savings." 

If you own securities that have appreciated over 
time, you would incur substantial capital gains 
taxes if you sold the stock. If, however, you donate 
those securities to GDA, you would completely 
avoid capital gains taxes. And, of course, GDA 
would receive the full benefit of your gift. 

The Academy receives many gifts of this type, 
which vary from a few hundred dollars to six- 
figure gifts. If you think giving appreciated 
securities many be beneficial to you, or if you 
would like more information on giving securities, 
please contact Karen E. McGinley, Director of 
Development, at GDA: 508-465-1763. She would be 
happy to talk with you or your broker. 







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